Exhibit shows Adelman's civil rights era photos
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Photographer Bob Adelman was a witness to history, documenting the civil rights movement across the Deep South.
The most prominent face among Adelman's extensive archive belongs to a man he casually calls "Doc" -- better known as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nova Southeastern University's Museum of Art-Fort Lauderdale has assembled 150 of Adelman's photographs for an exhibit marking the half-century since the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964.
Museum director Bonnie Clearwater says the exhibit's title, "The Movement," refers to both the demonstrations and Adelman's perspective as a photographer, watching the descendants of enslaved people exercise their freedoms.
Flipping through images shot during a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., Adelman said events now considered momentous originally were buried then in newspapers' back pages.