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Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks

Katharine Capshaw


Civil Rights Childhood shifts critical attention towards the qualities in black children's lives that received photographic attention during their day but that have faded from memory of the civil rights movement, such as childhood joy, pleasure, and creativity. Drawing on photographic theory and black cultural studies, the project examines a variety of children's photographic books, including texts by prominent authors like Langston Hughes, June Jordan, Toni Morrison, and recovers books by lesser-known black writers and artists. The project studies texts emerging from the documentary tradition ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780816694044
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816694044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katharine Capshaw, author