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Title: Bob Adelman’s Civil Rights Photographs
Calendar: College of Arts and Sciences Events
Date: 09.27.2013 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: UAB Visual Arts Gallery, 900 13th St. South, Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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What: Art and Art History Present the opening of a show of Bob Adelman’s Civil Rights Photographs
When: Sept. 27, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: UAB Visual Arts Gallery, 900 13th St. South, Birmingham, Alabama 35203 (http://www.uab.edu/map/humanities-building)
Price: Free
Contact: http://www.uab.edu/art/

Art and Art History Present the opening of a show of Bob Adelman’s Civil Rights Photographs, 5:00-9:00 p.m. UAB Visual Arts Gallery; show open from September 27-October 31.

Adelman volunteered as a photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality in the early 1960s, a position that granted him access to many of the Civil Rights Movement’s key leaders, including Malcolm X, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and James Baldwin. The images from his show at UAB will focus on the “Children’s Crusade,” when on May 2, 1963, more than 1,000 African-American students skipped their classes and gathered at Sixth Street Baptist Church to march to downtown Birmingham. Students gathered again the next day, and Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Conner directed police and fire departments to use force to stop the protests. Images of children and teens being blasted by fire hoses and attacked by police officers and their dogs appeared on television and in newspapers and triggered outrage around the nation and world.

The catalogue for the show will present Adelman’s photographs along with essays by Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), scholar and writer Charles Johnson, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School Principal Sidney L. Moore and others.

Free and open to the public. Visit the UAB College of Arts and Sciences online at www.uab.edu/civilrights.
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