The Institute for Policy Studies, with many friends, present a DC based civil rights culmination of icons to wrap up the 50th Anniversary Tribute to Freedom Summer.
The core of the book is a selection of 150 black-and-white photographs, representing the work of photographers Bob Adelman, George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, David Prince, Herbert Randall, Maria Varela, and Tamio Wakayama. Images are grouped around four movement themes and convey SNCC’s organizing strategies, resolve in the face of violence, impact on local and national politics, and influence on the nation’s consciousness. The photographs and texts of “This Light of Ours” remind us that the movement was a battleground, that the battle was successfully fought by thousands of “ordinary” Americans among whom were the nation’s courageous youth, and that the movement’s moral vision and impact continue to shape our lives.
Event co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, Julian Bond, Aviva Kempner, Lessons of the 60’s Project, SNCC Legacy Project, Teaching for Change, and WPFW 89.3 FM.