It's the 50th anniversary of the Selma/Montgomery voting rights marches,
and Spider Martin is back in town!
Rather, the famous photographs he took for The Birmingham News are displayed
in The Spider Martin Retrospective: Exploring the Role of Photojournalism
in Influencing History.
The powerful exhibit opened Saturday night at Carneal ArtsRevive
in downtown Selma just a block from where
so many of these pictures were taken.
The pictures will also be the focus of the first Spider Martin Restrospective forum
this Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The free event is open to the public,
and the audience is encouraged to participate in the interactive discussion.
Moderator will be Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Archivist Laura Anderson.
Presenters are Morehouse College Assistant Professor Dr. Larry Spruill,
University of Alabama School of Journalism instructor Donald Brown, who formerly
edited The Tuscaloosa News and was a reporter for The Birmingham News
during the Civil Rights era; and Alabama State Archivist Dr. Howard Robinson.
Robinson directs the Oral History Project that focuses on the Voting Rights Movement.
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