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Powerful Days: Civil Rights Photography Charles Moore Paperback – Dec 5 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: University Alabama Press; 1st Edition edition (Dec 5 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0817311521
  • ISBN-13: 978-0817311520
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 22.3 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,260,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

Moore was an Alabama news photographer who in the late 1950s began documenting what would become the Civil Rights movement. Initially, gatherings by Martin Luther King and his followers were no more than local news, but in 1963, Moore's shocking photos of blacks being doused with fire hoses, beaten bloody with clubs, and mauled by dogs at the hands not of racists and Klansman but of police officers made the rest of the country if not the rest of the world fully aware of what was transpiring in the American South. These photos, which captured the horrors better than words ever could, forced the public and the politicians to recognize the need for immediate change. Moore's photos undeniably were as influential to the passage of Civil Rights legislature as any march or speech and no doubt altered the course of our nation's history. This volume collects 188 examples of Moore's works along with text by Durham, a LIFE magazine reporter who often accompanied Moore, and an introduction by former King aide and UN ambassador Andrew Young. Powerful Days is powerful indeed; essential for all libraries.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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"[This book] contains many images that will be wrenchingly familiar to those who lived through this proud moral turning point in American history."
New York Times Book Review


"Powerful Days is powerful stuff. The freedom marchers look as heroic as Iwo Jima Marines fighting their way up a mountain-which is just what they had to do."
Newsweek


"Every once in a while we receive a well-documented treasure of American history. This collection is such a treasure. . . . [Moore's] black-and-white photos of that era are classics of photojournalism, and as Powerful Days documents, those classics have lost none of their force and energy."

—Southern Living

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Format: Paperback
ive had this book for several years and used to skim the photo pages. the photos alon give it a 5 rating. reading the text increases my rating to a 7 if it were permitted. charles moore discusses his background as a white man growing up int he south and his early days as a photojournalist. a great book.
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
would like to give this a 7 rating June 25 2003
By William D. Tompkins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
ive had this book for several years and used to skim the photo pages. the photos alon give it a 5 rating. reading the text increases my rating to a 7 if it were permitted. charles moore discusses his background as a white man growing up int he south and his early days as a photojournalist. a great book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Timely, and in good condition... April 19 2010
By Martha Malarky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a classic book of black & white photographs of highly-charged, historic moments of the Civil Rights struggle. Since Charles Moore died recently, I chose this book as a gift to a friend who was retiring and had been involved in the Civil Rights Movement. He was delighted. The book was in perfect condition except for the library pocket. I wonder why ANY library would want to get rid of it! Bad move! My gain!
Everyone should be familiar with these images. We should never forget. Dec 5 2014
By Ted C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book tells the story of the struggle for Civil Rights in the South in a way that perhaps no other record does. The viewer is transported to the year 1963. We can see hatred and murder in the eyes of people who are threatened by the idea of equal treatment for all as good folks spontaneously march on Selma. We see the wounded soldiers and policemen laying in a hallway while a night of violence and lawlessness rages across a college campus. We see a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux clan, smug in his car. We see the racist police chief "Bull" Connor laugh as he imagines beating a fellow human being with a baseball bat. We can practically feel the water cannons dislocate bones, and the police dogs biting into legs and torsos as non-violent protestors stand in place. We also see the blood and practically hear the shrill disbelief from onlookers as mounted officers "billy club" peaceful protestors and the victims stagger. Much of the photography in this book directly contributed towards adoption the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and many of the photos were featured on the front pages of major newspapers leading up to the Act's passage. These truly were Powerful Days.
Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore April 19 2010
By helen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was a purchase of a second-hand book of photography which is out of print. The book was represented to be in good condition and when I rec'd it, I was exceptionally pleased.


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