Murray Association and the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Many Americans are familiar with civil rights photographs from states such as Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
But images from the North, where civil rights activists also campaigned, are not well-known. Speltz focuses on images of everyday activists who campaigned against segregation, police brutality and job discrimination in many northern cities. With images by such photojournalists, artists and activists as Bob Adelman, Charles Brittin, Diana Davies, Leonard Freed, Gordon Parks and Art Shay, “North of Dixie” offers a supplemental view of the American civil rights movement.