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Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

January 23 @ 11:00 am - May 12 @ 5:00 pm

Museum Admission

A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, Brooklyn, NY native Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A self-taught photographer and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a national group of college students who joined together after the first sit-in by four African American college students at a North Carolina lunch counter. From 1963 to 1964, Lyon traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions documenting the Civil Rights Movement.  The photographs were published in The Movement, a documentary book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and later in Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, Lyon’s own memoir of his years working for the SNCC.

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Start:
January 23 @ 11:00 am
End:
May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Museum Admission
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Website:
https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/danny-lyon-memories-of-the-southern-civil-rights-movement

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Reading Public Museum
Phone
610.371.5850
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Reading Public Museum
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Phone
610.371.5850