Images of a People's Movement
- more than 18 pages of photos and dozens of first-hand narratives, interviews & recollections
of the 1951-1968 Southern Freedom Movement by the Civil Rights Movement Veterans
. (These are just samplings - it's a deep and rich site.) [more inside]
A true pioneer has left us. Gordon Parks
dead at 93. His ground-breaking work
as a still photographer
of color during the civil rights movement
was enough to garner him a place in history
but he strove for excellence throughout his life. His first movie, the Learning Tree
is a classic and of course he also gave us Shaft
. He was a bonafide renaissance man
excelling in music and painting and even wrote a ballet based on Martin Luther King. He was truly one-of-a-kind.
The Birmingham News recently discovered
previously-unpublished photos of the civil rights movement
in Birmingham, Alabama, during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The site includes audio interviews with some of the photographers and a PDF
of how the photos appeared in the newspaper.
Ban on Camera Phones in Iraq
Q: What do you do if your troops take pictures of physical and sexual abuse in American-run prisons in Iraq?
A: Ban cameras, of course. What the people can't see don't happen.
One last one before I run out to dinner (sorry for running off at the keyboard this afternoon, folks...)
The Supreme Court had to rule on this
? That scares me a *lot*.