ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

SELMA to MONTGOMERY MARCH AT 50: Civil Rights Photographs by Matt Herron

February 7, 2015 12:00 pmtoMarch 28, 2015 4:00 pm

© Matt Herron 1965

Opening Reception Saturday, February 7th from 7-9pm

Download the exhibition catalog produced by Stephanie Breed for ArtRage at
http://artragegallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Selma_to_Montgomery_Web_2.pdf

The 1965 Selma marches were pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement, bringing international attention to the brutality of racist segregation and amplifying Alabama’s denial of voting rights to African Americans. Herron’s powerful photographs convey not just the political but the personal impact of this momentous struggle.

Herron’s photographs have appeared in virtually every major picture magazine in the world. Based in Mississippi in the early 60’s, he covered the Civil Rights struggle for Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, and the Saturday Evening Post, as well as providing pictures for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). His photographs are in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Smithsonian Institution, the High Museum of Art, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

VOTE! © Matt Herron 1965

The historical importance of Selma’s 50th anniversary is magnified by the current resurgence of the movement to challenge the anti-Black racism that permeates our society, including the recent attacks on voting rights that include the Supreme Court’s 2013, gutting of the Voting Rights Act and the passage of voter suppression ID laws across the country.

Special Thanks & Gratitude to:

for their sponsorship and work on this exhibition.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program,
a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the
New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.
SPECIAL BENEFACTORS: Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith,
Bousquet Holstein, PLLC and the Reva & David Logan Foundation
ArtRage is collaborating with SUNY Oswego and Syracuse Stage in a program called Race.Place.Being.
For more information on attending events and participating in “race.place.being,” visit www.oswego.edu/race-place-being.
Syracuse Stage’s website is www.syracusestage.org

Matt Herron Selma to Montgomery March banners on display at ArtRage
is curated and circulated by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the City of Birmingham
and contributions to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Corporate Campaign.

SEASON SPONSORS: Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, John & Dolores Brule,
Chana Bursztyn, Brian Caufield & Kathy Barry, Dik Cool, Annemarie Deegan,
Harry Heilman, David & Jeanne Holstein, the Holtz Family Fund,
Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn, Shirley & Larry Novak,
Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, George Savage, Laurie Selleck,
Vince Sgambati & Jack Stevens, Tupper Property Management,
Jeff Unaitis, Ron Van Norstrand, Amy Zamkoff and Anonymous (2)

EXHIBITION SPONSORS: Carol Baum, Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin, Kathryn Davis,
Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh, Baird & Sarah Hansen, Mary Louise Hartenstein,
John & Susan Edwards Harvith, Larry Hoefler, Frank Malfitano, Jack Mannion,
Deirdre Neilen, Maggie & Roger Reid, Carole Resnick, Craig Schlanger,
Ellen Schwartz, Susan Seamon, Mary Stanley, Rabbi Daniel Fellman,
Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Peter Waack and Susie Weiss

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