The Skirball Cultural Center shows Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968


Morton Broffman, American, 1928-1992 - "Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers", Montgomery, Alabama, 1965. Gelatin silver print. High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Gift of the Broffman Family, 2007.34. © Morton Broffman.

LOS ANGELES – The largest exhibition in more than twenty
years devoted to photography of the Civil Rights Movement opened at the Skirball
Cultural Center on November 19, 2009, in its West Coast premiere.

Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Road to Freedom: Photographs of
the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968 features images that helped change the
nation: they shed light on injustices prevalent in America at the time, promoted
solidarity among citizens, and dramatically increased the momentum of the
struggle for equal rights. Road to Freedom will remain on view at the
Skirball through March 7, 2010.