Opening on February 3, the Brooks Museum is hosting iconic images from photographer Ernest C. Withers in the exhibition Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement. The collection revisits powerful moments from the days surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, all immortalized on film by Withers, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of these events. From the sanitation works strike and police in riot gear, to Dr. King’s return to Memphis and his historic “Mountaintop” speech at Mason Temple, Black Resistance presents the events from March 27 through April 8, 1968 through striking, iconic photographs. The exhibit is open to the public through August 19. brooksmuseum.org
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