Charles Moore, an important photographer of Civil Rights conflicts, died on Thursday, March 11, 2010. He is credited with making public the injustices and suffering of African-Americans in the turbulent times of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Moore grew up as the son of a Baptist minister who denounced racism. He continued the fight for equality with his camera. Using a short lens, he was often in the middle of the conflicts, and suffered injuries to get the shot. He photographed Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, and the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Alabama, among other historical situations of the time.
His compelling photographs helped to pass civil rights laws that are the frame work of equality today.
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