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Title: Lecture: Bob Adelman's Civil Rights Photos
Calendar: College of Arts and Sciences Events
Date: 09.26.2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South
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What: Lecture by Bob Adelman on his photos from the Civil Rights movement.
When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South
Price: Free

As a photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality Now, Bob Adelman was granted access to many of the Civil Rights Movement’s key leaders, including Malcolm X, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and James Baldwin. His photographs were used for cover stories in Esquire, Time, People, Life, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Newsweek, New York Times magazine, Fortune, American Heritage, The London Times Magazine, Stern, Look, Paris Match and other magazines.

In 1963 he shot photographs of the “Children’s Crusade,” when hundreds of Birmingham schoolchildren walked out of their classrooms and into the streets in protest.

Birmingham Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor ordered the use of force to halt the protesters. At least 2,600 children were jailed over the course of a few days. Images shot by Adelman and others of children and teens being blasted by fire hoses and attacked by police officers and their dogs appeared on television and in newspapers, triggering outrage around the nation and world. It is considered by many to be a major turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Adelman will lecture about his work at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in UAB’s Mary Culp Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. Adelman will also attend the opening reception of his show from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 27, in the gallery. Admission to both events is free and open to the public.

Call (205) 934-0815 for gallery hours and more information.

Visit the UAB College of Arts and Sciences online at http://www.uab.edu/civilrights.

The Hulsey Recital Hall can be found on the UAB Campus Map: http://www.uab.edu/map/hansellhulsey-center.
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