Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1968 is a pictorial history of the Modern Civil Rights Movement. From seeking power through the ballot to calling for Black Power, Atlanta has been at the epicenter of social change. As early as World War II, Black Atlantans organized in a concerted effort toward achieving civil and human rights. The actions of many Civil Rights leaders and their supporters were documented by numerous photographers, both professional and lay, who understood that history was unfolding before their eyes and needed to be captured for posterity. It is the faces of the movement, the voices of the movement, the strategists of the movement, and the photographers of the movement that are honored in the many pages of Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1968.
For nearly twenty years, Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado has studied the history and culture of African Americans throughout the Black Atlantic World. Whether in the classroom, museum, or in the field, she has sought to document and teach the African-American odyssey through various mediums.
This lecture is part of our Juneteenth family program and is free and open to the public.