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Civil Rights Photographer Spider Martin - His Life and Legacy

From: Stacey Torch
Length: 09:35

An in-depth look at famed civil rights photographer Spider Martin - his work represents one of the most historically significant collections of the 1960s. His career, his zeal for life and his untimely death will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-1 Georgia Congressman John Lewis has said that Spider Martin "more than any photographer of our time, used his camera to document the struggle for civil rights and social change in the state of Alabama." Over the course of his career, Spider took more than 2,600 photographs highlighting the Civil Rights Movement. He was threatened, intimidated and beaten on numerous occasions but never stopped fighting for the cause. His work as an artist and photographer continued until his untimely death in 2003. His story, told from those who knew him best, as well as audio from some of his personal interviews will both inspire and amuse you.

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Georgia Congressman John Lewis has said that Spider Martin "more than any photographer of our time, used his camera to document the struggle for civil rights and social change in the state of Alabama." Over the course of his career, Spider took more than 2,600 photographs highlighting the Civil Rights Movement. He was threatened, intimidated and beaten on numerous occasions but never stopped fighting for the cause. His work as an artist and photographer continued until his untimely death in 2003. His story, told from those who knew him best, as well as audio from some of his personal interviews will both inspire and amuse you.

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A moving account of the life of Spider Martin a white photgrapher who spent time documenting the Civil Rights Movement. A good Saturday or Sunday afternoon story of andifferent take onan important period in American History