Discussion: Political Activism & Identity

Responding to the images in the Picker Art Gallery's current exhibition Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, this student-organized discussion will address how political and social activism and demonstration play a role in the discourse of race, gender, and identity.


About the Exhibition

Lee Friedlander’s Prayer Pilgrimage series, a set of fifty-eight black-and-white photographs, documents the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, a critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history. Friedlander photographed many of the illustrious figures who attended or spoke at the march, including Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Mahalia Jackson, and Harry Belafonte, and he wove among the demonstrators on the ground to capture the energy and expressions of the day.

Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer and Pilgrimage for Freedom. Exhibition organized by LaTanya S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College and former Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow, Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund and the James Maloney '72 Fund for Photography.

The exhibition is partially funded by the Robert J. Gerberg '59, P'85 Endowment for the Visual Arts and by the Friends of the Picker Art Gallery.

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2:30pm

ALANA Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room
ALANA Cultural Center, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA


Arts, Culture, Politics

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Picker Art Gallery, ALANA Cultural Center


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