of the Southern
Civil Rights Movement
by Julian Bond, 192 pages, with duotones
documents throughout. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel
Hill, Center for Documentary Studies, 1992.
"Thank you for giving me Danny Lyon's incredibly moving account
of the civil rights movement." Sincerely Bill Clinton (1992 letter
to Julian Bond).
was the Robert Capa of the Movement. Many of his pictures remain
the stock images of the period.....In "Memories of the Southern
Rights Movement," there are not only the famous pictures but
Lyon's text, including many important documents......Much of their
outstanding achievement has been forgotten. Perhaps Danny Lyon's
fine book can help to bring their accomplishment into the mainstream
history of the 1960's."
Joseph Schwartz, London Times Literary Supplement,
"Danny Lyon's self-described propaganda became journalism, then
poster art and now history; the photographer himself -- like Matthew
Brady, whom he admired -- has become a historian with a camera."
Robin Reisig, The New York Times Book Review, Feb. 1993
book is out of print in case, and available in soft cover directly
from the University of North Carolina Press, 1-800-848-6224. Or navigate to Twin Palms.