Comprehensive civil rights photo exhibit to open

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's High Museum opens a comprehensive exhibit of photographs from the civil rights era this weekend.

Called the "Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968," it starts on Saturday and runs throught Oct.5.

There will be 200 works representing 45 professional and amateur photographers in the exhibit. They include those of Bob Adelman, who shot an iconic photo of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. turning away from the crowd after his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Also included is Charles Moore, who started covering the movement for the Montgomery Advertiser and had an 11-page spread in Life magazine showing images of fire hoses and police dogs attacking protesters in Birmingham.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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