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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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Today

Today

Framing Freedom in Mississippi

Chapter:
(p.120) (p.121) 3 Today
Source:
Civil Rights Childhood
Author(s):

Katharine Capshaw

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.003.0003

The third chapter investigates the Child Development Group of Mississippi's 1965 book, Today, arguing that it offers a new model for the photo book as a vehicle of psychological liberation through an ongoing process of play with representation and book making. In Today, activism originates in a transformation of mind.

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

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