Feb 8, 2019
Feb 8, 2019

A Street in Albany, Georgia

Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

A Street in Albany, Georgia

1962, printed 2015

Danny Lyon

(American, 1942-)

Gelatin silver print (printed 2015)

Image: 22.5 x 32.9 cm (8 7/8 x 12 15/16 in.); Paper: 27.9 x 35.4 cm (11 x 13 15/16 in.)

Gift of Patricia Cohen and Edward Sutton 2017.298



While still in college, Lyon went south to participate in the civil rights movement and in 1962–64 became an official photographer for the student nonviolent coordinating committee (SNCC), one of the movement’s more radical branches. SNCC collaborated with other community groups to launch a voter registration movement in Albany, a segregated city in southwest Georgia that was 40% black.

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