Ernest C. Withers

Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement

Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement

Beginning in the 1950s, Ernest Withers (1922-2007) photographed Black resistance in Memphis – from pickets and sit-ins to court room scenes. Among his most famous images are those documenting the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although earlier protests are included, this exhibition focuses on and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the events…