Washington, D.C. Protests: Scenes from Home Rule to the Civil Rights Movement

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From the famous marches of the civil rights movement to the struggle for local suffrage, Washingtonians have always been on the frontlines of political debate. Their lack of representation has impelled residents to make positive change through peaceful, and often creative, forms of protest. Mark S. Greek, photo archivist for the D.C. Public Library, has compiled a stunning collection of images of Washingtonians affecting change. From the images of Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Clifford Berryman to scenes of sit-ins and picket lines, Greek crafts a visual narrative of triumph and continuing struggle. Washington, D.C. Protests: Scenes from Home Rule to the Civil Rights Movement is a vivid and electric portrait of the spirit of a city and its people.
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ISBN: 9781596297869
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: District of Columbia
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 187
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Mark Stephen Greek is the photo archivist for the District of Columbia Public Libraries, Washingtoniana Division, and has been working to preserve the images of the Washington Star photograph collection since 2002. With knowledge of the images pertaining to the events that helped shape the landscape of the District, Mark has compiled a collection of photographs that will help readers better understand the struggle that still continues today. Mark was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor of arts in American history from the University of Pittsburgh and his masters of arts in American history from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists, the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association and serves on the program committee for the Conference on Washington, D.C. Historical Studies.
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