Selma, 1965: Bruce Davidson and the Photography of Civil Rights Exhibit Opening, Dialogue

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Fine Art Galleries and Theatre

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




This reception and dialogue will serve as the opening event for the Selma, 1965: Bruce Davidson and the Photography of Civil Rights exhibit, produced by University Galleries and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Additional support from USD’s College of Arts and Sciences, School of Leadership and Education Studies, School of Business Administration, School of Law, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Changemaker Hub, Black Student Resource Center and Department of Community Service Learning is gratefully acknowledged.

5 - 6:30 p.m. — Reception and gallery tours by Derrick Cartwright, Director of University Galleries and Professor of Practice (Garden of the Sea and Fine Art Galleries).

6:30 - 8 p.m. — Dialogue with Julian Cox, Chief Curator, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and curator of Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956 – 1968 and Jesse Mills, Chair and Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of San Diego (Peace & Justice Theatre).

Selma, 1965: Bruce Davidson and the Photography of Civil Rights

March 6-May 22, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m.
Thursdays, 12-6 p.m.

This exhibition brings together almost 50 vintage photographs that tell the story of the Selma Marches that took place fifty years ago. Bruce Davidson traveled to Alabama as a young photojournalist to document the circumstances surrounding discriminatory voting rights practiced against African Americans. Davidson's powerful images, along with several other photographers' works, record the efforts of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and thousands of others as they led a non-violent protest from Selma to Montgomery in March of 1965. Many of these photographs have since become classic images of the Civil Rights Era in the United States.

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