Exhibit shows Adelman’s civil rights-era photos
His parents wanted him to be a lawyer, but Adelman wanted to have more of an impact on changing the law.
That’s the relevance of these images a half-century later, he said. People are still fighting poverty and inequality, but Adelman thinks recent protests have lacked the focus of the civil rights era.
"The (Occupy) Wall Street people — I think the whole country was outraged at Wall Street’s behavior, but they didn’t have a plan. It was more emotional, it had no stated goals other than protest," Adelman said. "The movement had very definite goals. The first was end segregation."
"The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography" opened Sunday and runs through May 17.
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