Presents the Southern Freedom Movement through the visions and voices of eight men and one woman who lived and worked in the South between 1963 and 1967. These nine photographers lived within the movement—primarily within the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) framework—and documented its activities by focusing on the local people and student activists who together made it happen. The exhibition conveys SNCC’s organizational strategies and development, resolve in the face of violence, impact on the nation’s politics, and influence of the nation’s consciousness. “This Light of Ours” expands public understanding of the Civil Rights Movement by presenting the actions and achievements of young organizers and “ordinary” people who fashioned a movement that changed America. “This Light of Ours” was organized by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art.
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