Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, February 2 – March 25, 2018

 Above image credit: Lee Friedlander,  Mahalia Jackson (at podium); first row: Mordecai Johnson, Bishop Sherman Lawrence Greene, Reverend Thomas J. Kilgore, Jr., and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. , from the series  Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom , 1957.

Above image credit: Lee Friedlander, Mahalia Jackson (at podium); first row: Mordecai Johnson, Bishop Sherman Lawrence Greene, Reverend Thomas J. Kilgore, Jr., and Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., from the series Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, 1957.

http://www.bu.edu/art/exhibitions/current-upcoming/let-us-march-on-lee-friedlander-and-the-prayer-pilgrimage-for-freedom/

Fam, super excited to finally share that I'll be featured in Boston University's Let Us March On, an exhibition presenting photographer Lee Friedlander’s images of the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, a critical yet generally neglected moment in American civil rights history. The show is a touring exhibit organized by the Yale University Art Gallery and curated by La Tanya S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College and former Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow, Yale University Art Gallery.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the work of three contemporary artists—Sheila Pree Bright, Whitney Curtis, and myself (in collaboration with Linafornia to create a soundscape of original beats/loops for my images)—will be shown in the Stone Gallery and Annex.

"Centering around present-day social justice movements, the photography of Bright, Curtis, and Musinguzi builds bridges between current events, the historic moment of the Prayer Pilgrimage, and Friedlander’s iconic images."

If any of you find yourself in the Boston area next month, check out the Exhibition Reception for Let Us March On on March 14th, Me and Lina will be talking on the artist panel They Were Always Marching: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement @ 6pm. 

Here's the full schedule for the exhibition:

Gallery Talk:

The Photographic Book 

Thursday, February 15, 5:30pm 

Stone Gallery 

A Conversation with Professor Kim Sichel, Associate Professor, History of Photography and Modern Art, Boston University Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Peter Kayafas, Director, Eakins Press Foundation and publisher of Lee Friedlander: The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom

 Panel Discussion (ME & LINA WILL BE IN THE BUILDINNNN):

They Were Always Marching: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement  

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00pm.  

Exhibition closing reception will immediately follow the event. 

Stone Gallery 

This panel will explore the instrumental role and agency of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement, from local civic gatherings to shaping national policy. The efforts of women during this era were often overshadowed by their male counterparts.  This panel discusses the powerful contributions of women of color in the creation of social and political change historically and through today. 

Participants include: 

 La Tanya S. Autry, Curator of Art and Civil Rights at the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College;  

Dr. Ashley Farmer, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, Boston University; 

Sheila Pree Bright, Artist  

 Curator Talk:

Thursday, March 15, 4:00pm 

Gallery walk-through with exhibition curator La Tanya S. Autry 

🖖🏾,

-N.

Nancy Musinguzi