Category Archives: Selma

Power and Meaning

My son, for the past few weeks, has been sharing new knowledge of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and singing songs of freedom and peace.  So, today on a his “day off” from school we went to the New York Historical Society to view images of Dr. King and fellow civil rights activists from the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery.  The images (primarily black and white) were taken by a then twenty something City College student, Stephen Somerstein.  Mr. Somerstein sought to capture the power and meaning of this event.  He documented not only Dr. King and his wife Coretta but also James Baldwin, Baynard Rustin, Joan Baez, John Lewis, Rosa Parks and many others involved in the Civil Rights Movement.

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