To think that in the 1960's black men, women and children (and other minorities) didn't have the same equal rights as their white counterparts. Charles Moore's: Civil Rights & Beyond, a photographic retrospective of images he shot of civil rights movement and activism; plus unforgettable images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (earlier in his career, before his unforgettable "I Have A Dream" speech) being arrested (probably for some trumped up charges of either loitering, vagrancy or disturbing the peace). These very raw, disturbing and unforgettable images of menacing looking German shepherds, batons swinging (by cops) and fire hose blasting (of protesters) should serve to remind us that history can repeat itself, and most importantly (in this case) it shouldn't. Must see. Charles Moore: Civil Rights & Beyond is at Steven Kasher Gallery thru May 7th. - Madame J.
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