Skip to main content

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Sep
09
Sun

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Delaware Art Museum

Add to MyWilmington
This is a past event, which occurred on September 9, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Set a Reminder Add to Calendar
This is a past event, which occurred on September 9, 2018 at 12:00 AM
This is a past event, which occurred on September 9, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Presented by:
Pricing:
Free with Museum admission.
INbudget

A giant of post-war documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A self-taught photographer and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a national group of college students who joined together after the first sit-in by four African American college students at a North Carolina lunch counter.

From 1963 to 1964, Lyon traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions documenting the civil rights movement. The photographs were published in The Movement, a documentary book about the southern civil rights movement, and later in Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement(1993), Lyon’s own memoir of his years working for the SNCC.

This exhibition includes 57 photographs and is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. Image: Demonstrations at an “all-white” swimming pool in Cairo, Illinois, 1962. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches. © Danny Lyon, New York & Magnum Photos, New York / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
302.571.9590

Other Events You Might Like

Half-Price Burger Day

Kid Shelleen's

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 14 more times through Dec 18

Fusion

The Delaware Contemporary

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 48 more times through Feb 19

Established Color by Thomas Del Porte

Mezzanine Gallery

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 9 more times through Oct 19

Collecting for The Future

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 338 more times through Oct 16

$6.25 Movies

Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX Theatre

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 14 more times through Dec 18

Peace Week Delaware

Various Locations IN Wilmington

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 6 more times through Sep 23

Tilton Mansion History Tour and Meal

University & Whist Club

September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Occurs 1017 more times through Jun 30

Established Color by Thomas Del Porte

Mezzanine Gallery

September 18, 2018 8:00 AM
Occurs 9 more times through Oct 19

Winterthur Library Exhibit: Happy Campers!

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

September 18, 2018 8:30 AM
Occurs 27 more times through Oct 14
Main event image

Introduction to Fourth Dimensionalism

The Delaware Contemporary

September 18, 2018 9:00 AM
Occurs 107 more times through Jan 2
Main event image

2018 Award Winners Exhibition - Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway School of the Arts

September 18, 2018 9:00 AM
Occurs 12 more times through Sep 29