Walk the Walk Week: Civil Rights Photography


Location: Raclin Murphy Museum of Art: Object Study Room

Wtww Rachel Mills
Steve Schapiro (American, b. 1934), Honor King: End Racism, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968, Gelatin silver print. Milly and Fritz Kaeser Endowment for Photography, 2017.011.003

Stop by the new Raclin Murphy Museum of Art to explore photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and critical moments of the Civil Rights Movement. The photographs reflect the movement's participants’ struggle, courage, and hopefulness. Dr. King described this dynamic as having the faith “to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope” in his October 1963 speech on the Notre Dame campus. Decades later these photographs continue to resonate with, in the words of Dr. King, “the challenges we face” in the ongoing pursuit of a more just society.

These works of art by celebrated photographers dedicated to recording history in the making—including Dan Budnik, Charles Moore, Moneta Sleet, and Ernest Withers, and others—will be on temporary view in the Object Study Room as part of the University's Walk the Walk Week events.

Originally published at raclinmurphymuseum.nd.edu.