The Challenges We Face: Civil Rights Photography at the Snite Museum of Art

©Matt Herron / Take Stock / The Image Works

©Matt Herron / Take Stock / The Image Works

Stairwell Gallery August 27–September 22, 2013

As part of campus-wide celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Notre Dame, the Snite Museum is displaying five photographs from the civil rights era.  These photographs, taken by Charles Moore and Matt Herron, capture significant moments in the civil rights movement, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 arrest in Montgomery, 1963 demonstrations in Birmingham, and the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery.

These photographs are presented in conjunction with The Africana World: A Historical and Cultural Mosaic, a year-long community celebration. This exhibition is also part of the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center’s event series, “Echoes of Birmingham: Fifty Years Later.”