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Civil Rights ChildhoodPicturing Liberation in African American Photobooks$
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Katharine Capshaw

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816694044

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.001.0001

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Friendship, Sympathy, Social Change

Friendship, Sympathy, Social Change

Chapter:
(p.xxvi) (p.1) 1 Friendship, Sympathy, Social Change
Source:
Civil Rights Childhood
Author(s):

Katharine Capshaw

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0001

The first chapter begins in the 1940s with fiction by Jane Dabney Shackelford and Ellen Tarry, and extends into the 1950s with The Sweet Flypaper of Life by Langston Hughes and Roy DeCarava. It explores the layering of photographic meaning that stages an argument for civil rights causes.

Keywords:   childhood, photography, civil rights, social justice, images, picture books, children's literature, African American literature

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