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Powerful days : the civil rights photography of Charles Moore / text by Michael S. Durham ; introduction by Andrew Young

Author:
Durham, Michael S (Michael Schelling) 1935-  Search this
Moore, Charles 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Charles 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
207 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Photograph collections
Place:
Southern States
United States
Date:
1991
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Photojournalism  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Call number:
TR647.M8186 D9 1991
TR647.M8186D9 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_408815

Appeal to this age : photography of the Civil Rights movement, 1954-1968 : a travelling exhibition originating at the Howard Greenberg Gallery / organized by Steven Kasher

Title:
Photography of the Civil Rights movement, 1854-1968
Author:
Kasher, Steven  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1994
C1994
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--Pictorial works  Search this
Civil rights movements--History--Pictorial works  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
E185.61 .K19 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_467908

The civil rights collection : comprehensive picture list

Author:
Take Stock (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Herron, Matt 1931-  Search this
Ballis, George  Search this
Take Stock (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1994
C1994
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--Pictorial works  Search this
Civil rights movements--History--Pictorial works  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
E185.61 .T13 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_469370

Billy Morrow Jackson prints

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1965]
Scope and Contents:
Eight poster prints of "Protest Drawings" by Jackson, notes on the prints; and a resume. The prints were made as a fundraising project for civil rights organizations.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and educator; Illinois. Born 1926.
Provenance:
Donated 1966 by Billy Morrow Jackson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Illinois  Search this
Painters -- Illinois  Search this
Topic:
Art and society -- Pictorial works  Search this
Civil rights -- Pictorial works  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.jackbill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jackbill

Billy Morrow Jackson prints, [ca. 1965]

Creator:
Jackson, Billy Morrow  Search this
Topic:
Art and society -- Pictorial works  Search this
Civil rights -- Pictorial works  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8511
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210688
AAA_collcode_jackbill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210688

Charles Rivers Photographs

Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Names:
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Pictorial works  Search this
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Construction--1929-1930  Search this
Pathe News  Search this
Bates, Ruby  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Albums
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- 1920-1930
Washington (D.C.) -- 1960-1970
Date:
1929-1963
bulk 1929-1930
Scope and Contents:
The collection contains: twenty-nine silver gelatin photoprints mounted on Fome-Core, Masonite, and cardboard, ranging in size from 5-1/2" x 9-1/4" to 10-11/16" x 13-13/16"; three 5" x 7" unmounted silver gelatin photoprints; a scrapbook which originally contained 56 silver gelatin photoprints, ranging in size from 2" x 3" to 7-1/2" x 9-1/2"; and silver gelatin film negatives (presumably acetate) for the prints. The scrapbook includes a New York Daily News clipping about Rivers: "Builds a Bridge to Students" by Anthony Burton (dated May 12, 1970 by Rivers) with a photograph showing him speaking to a crowd, Most of the photographs depict the construction of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings--iron workers on the job and relaxing during breaks, and pictures of the buildings at various stages of completion. Other subjects are: a demonstration to prevent World War II (1935), a color photoprint of the Civil Rights March and Demonstration in Washington, D.C. (1963), and two magazine clippings from a Soviet publication, New Times, in which Rivers's prize-winning "Self Portrait" (1930) was reproduced.

Most of these prints were made by Charles Rivers many years after the creation of the original negatives, probably ca.1970s 1980s. The collection is in generally good condition, except that many of the print surfaces are scratched.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Rivers created a certain amount of confusion about his origins, whether accidentally or intentionally. Born Constantinos Kapornaros[1] (or Kostandinos Kapernaros)[2] in the small town of Vahos in Mani, an isolated area in the southern Peloponnesian region of Greece, on May 20, 1904, he emigrated to the United States as a child of five or six with his parents. His school record showed that he was enrolled in 1911 at the age of seven.[3] The family lived in Maine or New Hampshire, then Massachusetts, and later other locations in New York state. It is believed that his new name was derived from the Charles River in Boston.[4] The change may have been occasioned by a need to conceal his deep involvement in left-wing political and union activities.[5] Mr. Rivers settled in New York City in 1950 and resided there until 1993.[6] He sometimes identified his birthplace as Denver, Colorado,[7] but this may have been a fabrication or simplification, based on the fact that Greek church baptismal records were kept in Denver.[8] His sons James and Ronald believe that he never became an official American citizen. Late in life, in order to visit his birthplace, he was issued a passport, based on his school records, which stated that he was born in Denver. Rivers photographed the construction of the Chrysler Building (1929) and the Empire State Building (1930) in New York City. He was inspired to take up photography by seeing the work of the influential documentary photographer Lewis Hine, whose famous images of working children helped win passage of protective child labor laws. Rivers and Hine both photographed the Empire State Building and the men building it, yet Rivers apparently was unaware until years later that his idol had been present. Employed as an iron worker, Rivers traded his pail of tools for a Zeiss Ikon[9] camera during his lunch hour or when photographic opportunities arose. While the workers depicted in some of the photographs clearly are aware of the photographer's presence, Rivers's project presumably was conducted more or less surreptitiously. It is not known for certain if the paths of Rivers and Hine ever crossed, but his son Ron considers it unlikely: Hine photographed only the Empire State Building in connection with his "Men at Work" project,[10] not the earlier Chrysler Building, and Rivers did not work on the Empire State Building for a very long period. His self-portrait on the Empire State Building, "The Bolter-Up," may have been intended as a memento during one of his last days on that job.[11]

Rivers became unemployed in the Depression and consequently became involved in national efforts to create Social Security, unemployment insurance, and housing programs. These experiences apparently encouraged his active participation in politically leftist activities, as coverage about him in Soviet publications attests. A pacifist, in 1935 he was involved in demonstrations aimed at preventing World War II, and in the 1960s he took part in anti-Vietnam demonstrations and encouraged young people to continue such resistance.

In the 1950s Rivers worked in steel fabrication, in a chemistry lab as a technician, and briefly as a legislative aide for a New York state senator.

In 1986 Rivers submitted his 1930 self-portrait, posed on the Chrysler Building, to the International Year of Peace art contest sponsored by the New Times, published in Moscow: it was awarded a prize and diploma.

Mr. Rivers died in 1993, only two weeks after moving to Arlington, Texas to enter a nursing home near his sons' homes.

1. The page on Rivers in New York University=s Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives web site (http://laborarts.org/collections/item.cfm?itemid=82) --noted 5 June 2002), claims Rivers was born in 1905 and changed his name Ato resemble those of the Mohawk Indians working on the high steel of New York City=s skyscrapers and bridges".

2. This spelling is given in an e-mail from James Rivers to Helen Plummer, Aug. 19, 2002.

3. Ibid.

4. Telephone conversation between Ron Rivers and the author, 6 June 2002. Additional information was provided by Ron Rivers in electronic mail messages, 5 June and 12 June 2002.

5. James Rivers, op. cit.

6. Telephone conversation with Ron Rivers, 6 June 2002.

7. In a biographical statement for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (copy supplied by Helen Plummer), Charles Rivers called Denver his birthplace. The George Eastman House photographer database also included this apparently erroneous information, probably derived from the Amon Carter statement (telephone conversation with Helen Plummer, 3 June 2002).

8. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.

9. Identified by Charles Rivers as the camera used in the skyscraper photographs: interview by Carol Sewell, "Photographer looked at U.S. from high view," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dec. 27, 1986. Rivers also used a Rolleiflex, according to Ron Rivers (see note above), but the folding Zeiss Ikon camera would have been a more convenient addition to a lunchbox than the bulkier Rolleiflex. The collection negatives are not in the Rolleiflex square format, moreover.

10. See Judith Mara Gutman, Lewis W. Hine and the American social conscience. New York: Walker, 1967.

11. Ron Rivers, telephone conversation, 6 June 2002.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Included Rivers's self-portrait, "The Bolter Up," in its summer 2002 exhibition, "Metropolis in the Machine Age," in the form of a new print made from a digital copy of the Archives Center's original negative. The author discussed the new print from the Rivers negative and other photographs in this exhibition in an invited gallery lecture, "The Skyscraper Photographs of Lewis Hine and Charles Rivers," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, June 6, 2002.

Materials at Other Organizations

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

See Barbara McCandless and John Rohrbach, Singular moments: photographs from the Amon Carter Museum, with select entries by Helen Plummer. Reproduction of a Rivers photograph, with description and analysis, p. 30. Additional information has been generously supplied by Ms. Plummer, curatorial associate, and Barbara McCandless, curator of photography, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth Texas.

Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University

Museum of the City of New York

Some of his photographs were included in the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art exhibition, "Looking at America: Documentary Photographs of the 1930s and 1940s," December 1986.
Provenance:
The collection is a gift from Mr. Charles Rivers, 1989.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Self-portraits, American  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- 1900-1950 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Labor unions  Search this
Civil rights demonstrations -- 1960-1970  Search this
Skyscrapers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Peace movements -- 1960-1970  Search this
Peace movements -- 1930-1940  Search this
Scottsoro boys case  Search this
Fires  Search this
Scottsboro Trial, Scottsboro, Ala., 1931  Search this
Self-portraits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1950
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Albums
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1970-1990
Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0360
See more items in:
Charles Rivers Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0360
Online Media:

Glenn Ligon, Untitled (I am a man) Gregg Bordowitz

Title:
Untitled (I am a man)
I am a man
Author:
Bordowitz, Gregg  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (96 pages) illustrations (some color)
Type:
Pictorial works
Electronic books
History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
United States
Tennessee
Memphis
Date:
2018
20th century
21e siècle
Topic:
Art, American--Criticism and interpretation  Search this
African American artists--Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Strikes and lockouts--History  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions--History  Search this
Race riots--History  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
Art américain--Critique et interprétation  Search this
ART--General  Search this
ART--History--General  Search this
Strikes and lockouts  Search this
Race riots  Search this
African Americans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.L535 A78 2018 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145646

Remaking Rwanda by Rania Abouzeid ; photographs by Yagazie Emezi

Author:
Abouzeid, Rania  Search this
Emezi, Yagazie  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Rwanda
Date:
2019
Topic:
Women  Search this
Women's rights  Search this
Women politicians  Search this
Women--Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
G1 .N27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1118114

A is for activist / written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara

Illustrator:
Nagara, Innosanto  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 15 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Pictorial works
Juvenile works
Picture books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Board books  Search this
Social justice  Search this
Political activists  Search this
English language--Alphabet  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091952

Priya Ramrakha : the recovered archive / Shravan Vidyarthi & Erin Haney [editors] ; texts: Sana Aiyar, Erin Haney, John Edwin Mason, Paul Theroux, Shravan Vidyarthi

Author:
Ramrakha, Priya 1935-1968 Photographs Selections  Search this
Writer of added text:
Vidyarthi, Shravan  Search this
Haney, Erin  Search this
Aiyar, Sana 1979-  Search this
Mason, John Edwin  Search this
Theroux, Paul  Search this
Subject:
Ramrakha, Priya 1935-1968  Search this
Physical description:
200 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Art
Place:
Africa
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
1945-1960
1960-
Topic:
Photojournalism  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
In art  Search this
Call number:
TR820 .R332 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1108143

Hashtag1960now

Title:
Hashtag 1960 now
Photographer:
Bright, Sheila Pree  Search this
Physical description:
197 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Sources
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Black lives matter movement  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102412

MLK : a celebration in word and image / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; introduction by Charles Johnson ; edited by Bob Adelman

Title:
Martin Luther King
Author:
Adelman, Bob  Search this
Subject:
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Physical description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 16 x 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
©2011
20th century
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
Baptists--Clergy  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105049

Santu Mofokeng : a silent solitude : photographs 1982-2011 / edited by / a cura di Simon Njami ; translations / traduzioni: Felicity Lutz, Jacopo Pes

Title:
Silent solitude : photographs, 1982-2011
Photographer:
Mofokeng, Santu 1956-  Search this
Organizer:
Njami, Simon 1962-  Search this
Translator:
Lutz, Felicity  Search this
Host institution:
Foro Boario (Modena, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Mofokeng, Santu 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
History
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Photographers, Black  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Apartheid--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104874

Resist! : the 1960s protests, photography & visual legacy / edited by Christine Eyene ; authors, Antigoni Memou, Christine Eyene, Kurt De Boodt & Paul Dujardin

Title:
1960s protests, photography and visual legacy
Author:
Eyene, Christine  Search this
Memou, Antigoni  Search this
Boodt, Kurt De 1969-  Search this
Dujardin, Paul  Search this
Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Physical description:
247 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
History
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Photojournalism  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Protest movements--History  Search this
Nineteen sixties  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104648

Controversy and hope : the civil rights photographs of James Karales / Julian Cox with Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales ; foreword by Andrew Young

Photographer:
Karales, James H. 1930-2002  Search this
Author:
Cox, Julian  Search this
Author:
Jacob, Rebekah 1975-  Search this
Karales, Monica  Search this
Subject:
Karales, James H. 1930-2002  Search this
King, Martin Luther Jr. 1929-1968  Search this
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 125 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
20th century
Topic:
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1015849

The continual struggle : the artwork of Brian Washington

Artist:
Washington, Brian  Search this
Physical description:
91 pages : black and white illustrations ; 29 x 38 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Civil rights movements in art  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Civil rights--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090276

Tradition and conflict : images of a turbulent decade, 1963-1973 / [curated by Mary Schmidt Campbell]

Author:
Campbell, Mary Schmidt  Search this
Studio Museum in Harlem  Search this
Physical description:
99 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
©1985
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5T7 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_306734

I am you : selected works, 1942-1978 / edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Felix Hoffmann

Title:
Gordon Parks I am you : selected works, 1942-1978
I am you
Editor:
Kunhardt, Peter W. Jr. 1982-  Search this
Hoffmann, Felix 1972-  Search this
Writer of added text:
LeBourdais, George Philip  Search this
Issuing body:
Gordon Parks Foundation  Search this
C/O Berlin Foundation  Search this
Host institution:
Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung  Search this
Foam Fotografiemuseum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)  Search this
Deutsche Börse Group  Search this
Subject:
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006  Search this
Physical description:
287 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
Date:
2016
Topic:
African American photographers  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs  Search this
African Americans--Politics and government  Search this
African American celebrities  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .P385 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1097114

Resurrection City, 1968 / photographs and text by Jill Freedman ; essays by John Edwin Mason, Aaron Bryant

Photographer:
Freedman, Jill  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Mason, John Edwin  Search this
Bryant, Aaron  Search this
Host institution:
Steven Kasher Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Freedman, Jill  Search this
Physical description:
175 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Exhibitions
Illustrated works
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
Poor People's Campaign  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photojournalism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092936

And I said no Lord : a twenty-one-year-old in Mississippi in 1964 / Joel Katz

Author:
Katz, Joel 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Katz, Joel 1943- Travel  Search this
Physical description:
172 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
History
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Civil rights workers  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095074

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