Univ. of Montevallo hosting 'Photography and the Civil Rights Mo

Univ. of Montevallo hosting 'Photography and the Civil Rights Movement' panel

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King with Andrew Young and Fred Shuttlesworth in Selma on First Day of the March to Montgomery, March 21, 1965. Source: James "Spider" Martin/University of Montevallo King with Andrew Young and Fred Shuttlesworth in Selma on First Day of the March to Montgomery, March 21, 1965. Source: James "Spider" Martin/University of Montevallo
Andrew Young in Memphis, 2011. Source: Jonathan Purvis/University of Montevallo Andrew Young in Memphis, 2011. Source: Jonathan Purvis/University of Montevallo
MONTEVALLO, AL (WBRC) -

Source: University of Montevallo Office of University Relations

The University of Montevallo will host a lecture and panel discussion on the topic of "Photography and the Civil Rights Movement" on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus. Dr. Jessica Dallow, UAB associate professor of art history, whose research includes issues on race and representation, will give a slide lecture followed by the panel discussion.

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, "Civil Rights Leaders Then and Now: Photographs by James ‘Spider' Martin and Jonathan Purvis." The exhibition will run through Oct. 24 in The Gallery in Bloch Hall on the UM campus.

Other panelists will include Dr. Wilson Fallin, UM professor of history and adviser to the president for minority affairs; Jonathan Purvis, a freelance photographer who graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2010 and whose photographs appear in the art exhibit; and Tracy Martin, an artist and daughter of photographer "Spider" Martin. Dr. Ruth Truss, UM professor of history and chair of the department of behavioral and social sciences, will serve as moderator.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the College of Fine Arts at the University of Montevallo, 205-665-6663.

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