Walk the Walk Week: Civil Rights Photography

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 10:00AM - 7:30PM

Snite Museum of Art

In coordination with Walk the Walk Week, stop by the Snite Museum to explore a selection of photographs of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and of critical moments of the civil rights movement. The photographs reflect the activists’ struggle, courage, and hopefulness. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described this dynamic as having the faith “to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope” in his October 1963 speech on the Notre Dame campus. Decades later these photographs continue to resonate with, in the words of Dr. King, “the challenges we face” in the ongoing pursuit of a more just society.

These works of art by celebrated photographers dedicated to recording history in the making - including Dan Budnik, Charles Moore, Moneta Sleet, and Ernest Withers, among others - will be on view temporarily for Walk the Walk Week. See this selection of photographs during special open hours between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day or during regular Museum hours through Saturday, January 26. 

Interested in learning more about the Snite Museum's collection of civil rights photography? Email David Acton, curator of photography, or Bridget Hoyt, curator of education for academic programs, for more information.

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