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Freedom and Justice: Four Decades of the Civil Rights Struggle as Seen by a Black Photographer of the Deep South

NCJ Number
C J Williams
Date Published
252 pages
Through photographs, captions, and narratives, this volume traces the civil rights movement from its origins in the 1940's to recent events of the 1990's.
The photographer and author, who was sometimes jailed for his presence at protests or had his equipment confiscated and film destroyed, includes photographs from his own childhood and youth in the segregated south. The photographs and text examine the events in Clarendon County (S.C.) in the 1940's and 1950's that led to the national desegregation of public schools and, later, other public facilities. The people and events depicted include student activism, the roles of public figures such as Billy Graham and John Kennedy, challenges to the segregation of religious institutions and hospitals, the efforts by South Carolina governor Donald Russell to improve race relations, the integration of Clemson University, and teachers' defiance of a South Carolina law that barred State employees from membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Photographs