Gist: [The Guardian] The big picture: a hands-on Martin Luther King  (Read 38 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

[The Guardian] The big picture: a hands-on Martin Luther King
by The Guardian « on: October 13, 2020, 07:09:56 PM »




The big picture: a hands-on Martin Luther King

Leonard Freed’s image of the civil rights leader is a rare optimistic moment in a series on racial injustice in 60s America

There are many things to focus on in this picture of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s joyous homecoming, having received the Nobel peace prize, but your eye can’t help but be drawn to the hands that grasp his. King’s was the voice of the US civil rights movement but human touch was seminal to his message; solidarity was about linked arms, shoulder-to-shoulder physicality. The determination of the women who crowd the car to clutch at his outstretched fingers speaks not of star-struck celebrity but of a desire to share strength and to receive it.

This photograph, taken in Baltimore in 1964, was the centrepiece of Leonard Freed’s book Black in White America, itself a fundamental document of those years, now republished to mark another pivotal juncture in the struggle for racial justice. Freed travelled his segregated country for two years between 1963 and 1965, looking hard at the division that defined it. Some of those pictures – of a corridor of black hands reaching through prison bars, of mass rallies demanding an end to police brutality – could have been taken this summer.

Continue reading...
Source: The big picture: a hands-on Martin Luther King

Feeds culled from https://www.theguardian.com/uk/rss


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
848 Views
Last post November 13, 2015, 01:00:40 PM
by flukky-1
0 Replies
673 Views
Last post January 18, 2017, 01:02:44 AM
by observer
0 Replies
360 Views
Last post March 28, 2018, 01:07:43 PM
by sahara
0 Replies
325 Views
Last post April 03, 2018, 01:02:08 AM
by flukky-1
0 Replies
284 Views
Last post May 25, 2020, 01:01:20 PM
by The Guardian
0 Replies
266 Views
Last post June 23, 2020, 01:04:41 PM
by The Guardian
0 Replies
78 Views
Last post June 28, 2020, 01:04:31 AM
by The Guardian
0 Replies
141 Views
Last post July 07, 2020, 01:13:33 AM
by The Guardian
0 Replies
169 Views
Last post August 11, 2020, 07:04:53 AM
by The Guardian
0 Replies
120 Views
Last post September 15, 2020, 01:17:54 AM
by The Guardian