Civil Rights-Era Photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil

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HOUSTON, TX.- The Menil Collection presents The Whole World Was Watching, a selection of works from an extraordinary gift of more than 200 Civil Rights-era photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil. The exhibition will be on view for nearly seven months, from March 5 through September 25, at two venues: the Menil and the African-American Library at the Gregory School in Houston’s historic Freedman’s Town. Through the work of renowned photographers Bob Adelman, Dan Budnik, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Leonard Freed, and Danny Lyon, the exhibition revisits
the profound social and political changes that swept the United States in the 1950s and 60s. These images document the nation’s