Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South with Mark Speltz

Author and Historian Mark Speltz will be here to read from his new book North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond The South. The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with well-known photographs from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma—leaving the visual story of the movement outside the South remaining to be told. In North of Dixie, historian Mark Speltz shines a light past the most iconic photographs of the era to focus on images of everyday activists who fought campaigns against segregation, police brutality, and job discrimination in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus, St. Louis, and Cedar Rapids, and many other cities.

Mark Speltz is an author and historian who writes about civil rights photography, vernacular architecture, and Wisconsin culture and history. He is currently a Senior Historian at American Girl in Madison, Wisconsin.

Recorded at Iowa City Public Library November 3, 2016

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Local History