I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tennessee
Ernest C. Withers
I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tennessee, March 28, 1968
Gelatin-silver print, 1994
Ernest C. Withers could be called the original photographer for the Civil Rights Movement. Withers’ coverage of the brutal murder of a fourteen-year-old African-American, Emmett Till, in 1955 became a catalyst for the push toward equal rights.
In this photograph, sanitation workers assemble in front of Clayborn Temple for a solidarity march. On the 53rd day of the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ strike, a week after this picture was taken, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on the Lorraine Motel balcony.
© Estate of Ernest C. Withers and Panopticon Gallery of Photography, Boston, Mass.
A tourist stops to get directions from a cop in Questa, New Mexico, 1926.Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
Family Band - moonbeams
Keith Murgatroyd - Modern Graphics, 1969
Cover artwork by Ian Craig
This book showcases some great examples of design from the 1960s (sadly all black and white, though handy for reference). Chapters focus upon Great Britain, New York, San Francisco, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Japan, followed by an epilogue entitled New Directions