Lee Friedlander . Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom



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On May 17, 1957, thanks to the generosity of Bayard Rustin, Lee Friedlander was given full access to photograph the participants of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in Washington D.C. This extraordinary event, organised by Mr. Rustin, as well as A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brought together many of the great thinkers and leaders of the day, and was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

Friedlander's photographs portray the famous people who attended the event such as Mahalia Jackson, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, among many other figures in the African-American community, and also pay special attention to the 25,000 men, women and children who gathered to give voice and energy to the ideas of the movement.

The 58 previously unpublished photographs are among Friedlander's earliest works. Also included in this publication is the typescript of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Give Us the Ballot" speech and other documents.

Lee Friedlander . Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

EAN13: 9780871300713
ISBN: 978-0-87130-071-3

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