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      New in paper!

      _Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore_
      by Charles Moore

      Text by Michael S. Durham

      Introduction by Andrew Young

      A moving record of a remarkable era in American and southern
      history, _Powerful Days_ captures the turmoil of the civil rights
      movement through the lens of photographer Charles Moore.

      There are a few Americans who would not recognize Charles
      Moore's most famous photographs. His images of the civil rights
      movement have become, and remain today, internationally known
      icons--vivid, searing portraits of pivotal moments in the struggle for
      racial equality in the American South.

      This chronological collection of Moore's most compelling and
      dramatic images, taken as the movement progressed through
      Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia, highlights activity
      from 1958 to 1965. From the iconic scenes of black protestors
      huddled in a doorway to escape the crippling blasts of fire hoses in
      Birmingham; a young and stunned Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
      pinned to the counter of a police precinct, his arm twisted behind
      his back; to the devastating aftermath of "Bloody Sunday" on the
      Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Celebrity protestors--comedian
      Dick Gregory, poet Galway Kinnell, singers Joan Baez, Mary
      Travers, Pete Seeger, and Harry Bellafonte, actor Pernell Roberts,
      and writer James Baldwin--are featured alongside the many
      nameless but committed participants and the recognized major
      leaders of the movement.

      First published in hardcover in 1991, this new paperback edition will
      make these famous images, so etched in the memory of those
      who lived through the social changes of the 1960s, available again
      to enlighten a younger generation to know more about the national
      struggle that overthrew Jim Crow.


      "_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

      "[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


      Charles Moore has been a photojournalist for nearly 50 years, with
      much of his earlier work appearing in _Life_ magazine. In 1989 he
      received the first Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in
      Photojournalism in recognition of his coverage of the civil rights
      struggle. Michael S. Durham, _Life_ reporter and editor from 1961
      to 1972, is also former editor of _Americana_ magazine. He is
      author of two volumes of _The Smithsonian Guide to Historic
      America_. Andrew Young worked as a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther
      King, Jr., during the 1960s, served two terms in the U.S. Congress,
      and was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. He was mayor of
      Atlanta from 1981 to 1989.


      8 1/2 x 11
      208 pages, 188 duotone photographs
      ISBN: 0-8173-1152-1
      $29.95t paper


      ANGLES: Photography, Civil Rights Movement, Southern History, Race

      For any further information, please contact:

      Priscilla McWilliams, Publicity Assistant
      Phone: 205.348.9534
      Fax: 205.348.9201
      James B. McMillan Press Building
      20 Research Drive
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380

      Jessica Lowther
      Marketing - Exhibits & Direct Mail
      Phone: (205) 348-1566
      Fax: (205) 348-9201
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