Arts & Culture

Civil Rights Photography Then and Now

On the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death, an exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art pulls together some of the most powerful images of the Civil Rights Movement


On display through the end of April 2018, “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out” derives its name from King’s “Mountaintop Speech,” his final address the day before his assassination on April 4, 1968, and includes more than forty prints from the High’s collection of civil rights photography, both past and present. “We wanted to bring out classic iconic imagery and connect it to what’s going on today,” says the exhibition’s curator, Erin Nelson.


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