This is the Day - The March on Washington (Hardback)
  • This is the Day - The March on Washington (Hardback)

This is the Day - The March on Washington (Hardback)

Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 27/12/2012
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This title offers a superb collection of emotionally charged photographs that document a poignant day in American history. "This Is the Day" is a stirring photo-essay documenting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, the historic day on which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial. This book commemorates the 50th anniversary of the historic march that ultimately led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Never before published in book form, the 75 photographs in this volume were chosen from among the hundreds of images that Freed captured - before, during, and after the march. These images not only present us with stunning wide-angle views of hundreds of thousands of marchers overflowing the National Mall but also focus on small groups of people straining to see the speakers and on individual faces, each one filled with hope and yearning, epitomized by the beautiful young woman who throws her entire being into singing "We Shall Overcome."

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9781606061213
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 696 g
Dimensions: 238 x 230 x 16 mm

"Riveting. . . . Leonard Freed focused on the details: People arriving by buses and vans to join in the protest. Shots of the many volunteers preparing placards for distribution show the marchers' determination. But then he pulls back to get some of the most stunning images in the book: wide-angle shots of an overflowing crowd yearning for freedom."--Chicago Tribune
"Leonard Freed's statement that 'photography is an emotional thing, a graceful thing' is most evident on these pages, where determined individuals of all colors, who were willing to literally stand up for equal rights for all, are aptly represented."--Choice
"Leonard Freed's photographs provide one of the best records of the geographic, racial and generational diversity of the marchers and the groups they represented. . . . These photographs unveil the intimate human connections that together produced one of the nation's most consequential events."--New York Times
"This Is the Day is an important lens through which to relive one of the peak moments of the civil rights movement."--Washington Post
"This handsome black-and-white collection of 79 photos showcases Magnum Photos photographer Leonard Freed's . . . deft eye for capturing important and emotional moments."--Publishers Weekly

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