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New-York Historical Society Presents New Photography Exhibition

Monday, January 26, 2015
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Last Thursday, January 15th the new York Historical Society and the Center for Black Literature at Medger Evers College premiered their photography exhibition “Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein.” The exhibition marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the protest that changed the course of civil rights in America. It will run from January 16 through April 19th and features forty-six black and white and color photographs documenting the pursuit of equality and social justice over the five-day march. Civil Rights leader Harry Belafonte delivered remarks at the event which was also attended by the New York Historical Society President and CEO Louise Mirrer, the photographer Stephen Somerstein, the Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature Brenda M. Greene, and Helen Appel, Jacqueline Adams, Shelia Hopkins, Neva Shillingford-King, NYC Council member Andy King, Patricia Klingenstein, Bonnie Reiss, Rick Reiss, NYC Council member Helen Rosenthal, Pam Schafler, Kimberly Ayers Shariff and Ernest Tollerson.


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