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Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968
Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974
Soul of a NationSoul of a Nation
Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917
Charles White: Black PopeCharles White: Black Pope
Gordon Parks: Segregation StoryGordon Parks: Segregation Story
Gordon Parks: Back to Fort ScottGordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott
Gordon Parks: A Harlem FamilyGordon Parks: A Harlem Family
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration SeriesJacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

Published by Damiani.
Edited by Steven Kasher. Text by Jill Freedman, John Edwin Mason, Aaron Bryant.

The climax of Martin Luther King's Poor People's Campaign

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Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974

Photographs by Peter Angelo Simon

Published by Reel Art Press.
Foreword by D.A. Pennebaker.

In this previously unpublished photo-essay, the legendary boxer Muhammed Ali is captured up close and unguarded in the run-up to the "Rumble in the Jungle"

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Soul of a NationSoul of a Nation

Art in the Age of Black Power

Published by D.A.P./Tate.
Edited with text by Mark Godfrey, Zoé Whitley. Contributions by Linda Goode Bryant, Susan E. Cahan, David Driskell, Edmund Barry Gaither, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Samella Lewis.

African American art in the era of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers

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Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, 1897–1917

Published by Worcester Art Museum.
Foreword by David P. Angel, Matthias Waschek. Text by Nancy Kathryn Burns, Janette Thomas Greenwood, Frank J. Morrill.

An invaluable record of African American lives in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction

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Worcester Art Museum

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Charles White: Black PopeCharles White: Black Pope

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Text by Esther Adler.

The Chicago-born artist Charles White (1918–79) was celebrated during his lifetime for depictions of African-American men, women and children that acquired the name “images of dignity. White’s draftsmanship, his direct address of the social and political concerns of his time, and his commitment to media that gave his art wide circulation established him as a major artist, and one with significant influence both on his contemporaries and on later generations.

Beginning with White’s early days as an artist in the Chicago of the 1930s and ’40s, moving through his time spent developing his craft in New York in the late 1940s and ’50s, and closing with his final decades as a revered figure in Los Angeles, Charles White: Black Pope explores the artist’s practice and strategies through consideration of key works. It devotes particularly close examination to his late masterwork Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)," in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. By creating visually compelling, ideologically complex works that engage audiences on many levels, White established himself as a key figure of his time, one whose work continues to resonate today."

Esther Adler is Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Gordon Parks: Segregation StoryGordon Parks: Segregation Story

Published by Steidl.
Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Brett Abbott. Introduction by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Text by Maurice Berger.

In September 1956, Life magazine published a photo-essay by Gordon Parks entitled "The Restraints: Open and Hidden," which documented the everyday activities and rituals of one extended African American family living in the rural South under Jim Crow segregation. One of the most powerful photographs depicts Joanne Thornton Wilson and her niece, Shirley Anne Kirksey, standing in front of a theater in Mobile, Alabama, an image which became a forceful "weapon of choice," as Parks would say, in the struggle against racism and segregation. While 26 photographs were eventually published in Life and some were exhibited in his lifetime, the bulk of Parks' assignment was thought to be lost. In 2011, five years after Parks' death, The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered more than 70 color transparencies at the bottom of an old storage bin marked "Segregation Series" that are now published for the first time in Segregation Story.

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Steidl

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Hardcover, 10 x 11.5 in. / 112 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Gordon Parks: Back to Fort ScottGordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

Published by Steidl.
Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. Introduction by Isabel Wilkerson. Text by Karen Haas.

The first African American photographer to be hired full time by Life magazine, Gordon Parks was often sent on assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950 he returned on one such assignment to his hometown of Fort Scott in southeastern Kansas: he was to provide photographs for a piece on segregated schools and their impact on black children in the years prior to Brown v. Board of Education. Parks intended to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to discover what had become of the 11 members of his junior high school graduation class since his departure 20 years earlier. But when he arrived only one member of the class remained in Fort Scott, the rest having followed the well-worn paths of the Great Migration in search of better lives in urban centers such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbus and Chicago. Heading out to those cities Parks found his friends and their families and photographed them on their porches, in their parlors and dining rooms, on their way to church and working at their jobs, and interviewed them about their decision to leave the segregated system of their youth and head north. His resulting photo essay was slated to appear in Life in the spring of 1951, but was ultimately never published. This book showcases the 80-photo series in a single volume for the first time, offering a sensitive and visually arresting view of our country's racialized history.
Gordon Parks (1912–2006) was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas. The self-taught photographer also found success as a film director, author and composer. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts and over 50 honorary degrees.

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Clth, 10 x 11.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 color.

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Gordon Parks: A Harlem FamilyGordon Parks: A Harlem Family

Published by Steidl.
Edited by Thelma Golden, Elizabeth Gwinn, Lauren Haynes. Foreword by Raymond J. McGuire.

A Harlem Family 1967 honors the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition catalogue is co-published by The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Gordon Parks Foundation and features approximately 80 black-and-white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Gordon Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. A searing portrait of poverty in the United States, the Fontenelle photographs provide a view of Harlem through the narrative of a specific family at a particular moment in time.

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration SeriesJacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Leah Dickerman, Elsa Smithgall. Text by Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patricia Spears Jones, Natasha Trethewey, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Crystal Williams, Kevin Young.

Lawrence's landmark series on African American migration in context

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The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Paperback, 9.5 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 77 color / 25 bw.

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