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On May 3, 1963, escalating racial tensions came to a violent head when black activists clashed with city authorities in Birmingham, Alabama. Bruce Davidson of Magnum Photos was among the photographers on the scene. The demonstrations produced some of the most iconic images of the civil rights movement.

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Black History • Black-and-white • Bruce Davidson • Historic Photos • Magnum Photos • U.S.
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Dawoud Bey began photographing Harlem, New York, in 1975. His interest was sparked by his family's history and connection to the neighborhood, as well as Harlem’s role as a center of black culture in America. The five-year project was completed in 1979, and a selection of the work will be published in a book in May.

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Black History • Black-and-white • Dawoud Bey • Historic Photos • U.S.