Rise and Shine - A Look at the Museum of Contemporary Photography's Exhibit "Birmingham, Alabama, 1963: Dawoud Bey/Black Star "
Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, previews the current exhibit that responds to the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama that resulted in the deaths of black children by white supremacists. The exhibition pairs photographer Dawoud Bey’s The Birmingham Project, photos created in memory of the children who were killed in Birmingham that day, with a selection of prints from the Black Star archive of photojournalism, providing a historical context for the bombing, and revealing the political and social turmoil that placed the American Civil Rights Movement in the media spotlight during the months leading up to the explosion.
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Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center. Sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living