The period from 1961 - 1965 was the defining era of the American civil rights movement. As a participant and observer of this struggle for racial equality, Bruce Davidson chronicled the demonstrations, the protests, the aftermath of the bombings, and the social and political tumult that arose out of the conflict. "Time of Change" is a testament to the everyday lives of the people who fought against accepted social norms of segregation, poverty, and discrimination.
Organized into five sections - New York City, 1960 to 1965; Chicago, 1962; The South, 1961 to 1965; Freedom Ride, 1961 - Mississippi Freedom March - Birmingham Demonstrations - March on Washington, 1963 - Voter Registration; and Mother Brown, 1962 - "Time of Change" tells a compelling story of community pride and survival, work, love and self-determination. By linking seemingly unrelated stories, Davidson shows us that there was more to the civil rights movement than the violent and racially-charged images we have so often seen. He has provided the viewer with an alternative reading of life in the North and the South, and through this promotes a reinterpretation of our understanding of equal justice and the ongoing struggle for an egalitarian future.
Size: 11 1/2 x 12"
Publisher: St. Ann's Press (Los Angeles, 2002)