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Stirring and triumphant photographs evoke the heady days of the Civil Rights' Movement when America faced its worst nightmare and the Dream won. Fuelled by the powerful imagery in "Mine Eyes Have Seen", we take a rollercoaster ride, peering through the eyes of "LIFE" photographer Bob Adelman as America struggles. We are both seared and uplifted by unforgettable photographsStirring and triumphant photographs evoke the heady days of the Civil Rights' Movement when America faced its worst nightmare and the Dream won. Fuelled by the powerful imagery in "Mine Eyes Have Seen", we take a rollercoaster ride, peering through the eyes of "LIFE" photographer Bob Adelman as America struggles. We are both seared and uplifted by unforgettable photographs of America's dramatic journey through its still aching racial conflicts. Incredibly, only a generation ago, public signs shamefully separated people according to their skin colour. Selfless activists from all walks of life rallied under inspired leaders to dismantle those last vestiges of slavery.Picture by picture, we see racial barriers fall confronted with moral outrage and public scrutiny. In some of the most riveting images we are reminded that racism was not restricted to one section of the nation. Attuned to the vitality and expressiveness of African American culture, we see evocative and penetrating portraits of artists and writers as diverse as the Quilters of Gees Bend, Ralph Ellison, Sidney Poitier, James Baldwin, and Miles Davis. Together with the Black Church, the extraordinary creativity of artists and ordinary folk were formidable resources from which the Movement drew its strength and its inventiveness. Concluding on a note of celebration, the photographs reveal ever-increasing signs of racial reconciliation....

Title : Mine Eyes Have Seen
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ISBN : 9781603200004
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 196 Pages
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Mine Eyes Have Seen Reviews

  • Owlseyes
    2018-11-10 09:06

    An Urgent MessageFebruary 21, 2014 | by Ann Beattie

  • Douglas Castagna
    2018-11-10 15:05

    An excellent piece of photo journalism. These pictures were very powerful and moving and synched up with the essays to paint a picture of a dark era in our country's history. One or two of the pictures were really interesting and different, and thus evoked an even more powerful response in me, and those, strangely enough were of Martin Luther King Jr. in a rare moment with a smile on his face and in his eyes. As if in that candid moment he knew everything would be all right. Truly powerful images and captions, well worth checking out.

  • Stacy-Ann
    2018-11-15 07:36

    I really love this book, love the black and white Photographs are great.

  • مصطفي سليمان
    2018-11-10 10:39

    من كتاب ما رآته عيني..شاهد عيان عن معاناة حركة الحقوق المدنية.الذي يرصد من خلال الصور مدي المعاناة التي شهدتها الحركة المدينة من تضييق أو تمييز عنصري.المصور بوب آديل مانسيدة في تأبين مارتن لوثر كينج.. ممفيس تينيسي..١٩٦٨مغني الجاز لويس آرمسترونج..نيويورك..١٩٦٦مقاطعة فيرري،نهر مسيسيبي ، ١٩٦٤خطاب كراهية أمام البيت الأبيض..واشطن دي سي..١٩٦٢فصل مدرسي..نيويورك..١٩٦٨مالكوم أكس في مظاهرة للحقوق المدنية في بروكلين..نيويورك..١٩٦٣عودة من أعتصام..نيويورك.. ١٩٦٣ف انتظار عربة القطن..تاكولا..ميسيسيبي..١٩٨١عازف ومغني الجاز الأسطوري مايلز دافيز في نادي village vanguard للجاز..١٩٥٩

  • Chris
    2018-11-14 13:56

    Powerfully affecting photographs of the Civil Rights era, with revealing anecdotes from Adelman, all set into context by searching essays from the hand of Dr. Charles Johnson. One particularly emotional shot (for me) was a group of protesters being sprayed with a fire hose (noted as being capable of stripping the bark from trees); rather than being washed away, the group managed to stand huddled, withstanding the blast. Adelman recalls that he had never witnessed such cruelty and wept while photographing the scene. I felt nearly the same simply viewing the photo. Later, he gave a print of this to Dr. King, who "studied it and remarked, 'I am startled that out of so much pain some beauty came.'"What a body of work. Related note, I recently saw the movie Selma and wouldn't be surprised if the production team had relied heavily on Adelman's work to shoot the movie--many of the scenes seem identical to his photos. Young Americans have seen similar photos and films again and again in grade school, but they never lose their resonance, nor their importance. Adelman's work shows how far we've come, as much as the renewed tensions of the past couple of years show just how far we've left to go. I can only hope we have some intrepid photo/journalists of Adelman's abilities and character left to us, to help focus the narrow but intense spotlight of humanity on our civic blights, helping illuminate the way to a promised land of true equality for all.

  • Jennifer Kay
    2018-10-22 13:57

    Sure, these are familiar images if you've ever studied any American history. Adelman's photography is worth another look, though, to see how he captured the people of the civil rights movement in motion.I recently spoke with Adelman about his work for The Associated Press: MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Flipping through a stack of color images he shot during a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., photographer Bob Adelman is casual about the history they represent.He pauses at the image of a group of people with clasped hands raised in victory at a Montgomery, Ala., cab stand, where people had gathered during the city's long bus boycott a decade earlier, and calls them "real King fans." Pointing to the second floor of the Alabama Capitol, behind a line of green-helmeted troops, he chuckles as he remembers, "Gov. Wallace was hiding behind the curtains up there."Then there's the man with his fist raised in mid-speech, whom he calls "Doc" -- better known as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr."Now they seem like momentous events. At the time, they were covered in the back pages of newspapers, for the most part. The only time blacks appeared in newspapers at that time was when there was violence," Adelman said.Read more at:

  • Bridget
    2018-10-31 07:46

    Beautifully done! So glad my library had this still sitting out when I was browsing around. I've been wanting to look through Bob Adelman's pictures since I heard about them some years back (don't remember how long ago it was)..but I'd always forget to look for it at the library or online. He is really amazing at capturing the pictures (In My Opinion). Hopefully one day I'll be able to find the book to buy, at a great price of course! :-)

  • Valarie
    2018-10-30 13:50

    A lot of great photographs in this volume, and some interesting captions, though there were also a few lackluster images that seemed to be thrown in as filler. "Random snapshot of a black person...well, they're black so it fits with our Civil Rights theme...right?"

  • Yasmin
    2018-11-16 12:01

    A wonderful book of the photographs and comments on a fiery time in the history of the US and in a secondary way effect other countries in the world. It is said that a single picture equals a thousand words, I believe that to be very true more so apparent in this superb book. Highly recommend.

  • Tamika Turner
    2018-11-10 06:47

    Love the photographs

  • Jbondandrews
    2018-11-11 07:45

    A beautiful book with wonderful pictures. Bob Adelman's photos are amazing.

  • Bruce Thomas
    2018-10-27 09:38

    Great photography from the '60's era with Johnson's commentary.