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Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein Museum Exhibition

Through Sunday, June 14
Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford

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Serving as a companion to the Brandywine River Museum of Art's Votes for Women: A Visual History exhibition, Witness to History explores the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights march­—a turning point in the civil rights movement that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This exhibition presents 55 of the photographs taken through the lens of photographer Stephen Somerstein—then a 24-year-old student—on March 25, 1965, accompanied by his commentary of the day’s events. With five cameras around his neck and only 15 rolls of film, Somerstein seemed to be everywhere at once documenting this pivotal moment in history. He captured photographs of Dr. King and other prominent activists such as Rosa Parks, James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin, John Lewis, and Joan Baez. Somerstein also took poignant portraits of his fellow demonstrators, as well as the anonymous bystanders who had gathered along route to observe the civil action in progress. Witness to History is guest curated by Farrah Spott.

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Through Sunday, June 14 · Free with admission · add to calendar today 2020-02-01 09:00:00 2020-06-14 17:00:00 America/New_York Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein Museum Exhibition https://www.delawarescene.com/event/26658/witness-to-history-selma-photography-of-stephen-somerstein-museum-exhibition Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Route 1, Chadds Ford, PA, 19317
Call 610-388-2700 to order.

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