Tues Feb 7: North of Dixie - Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Wisconsin Historical Museum
Suggested donation of $3

The history of the civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with well-known photographs from Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma—leaving the visual story of the movement outside the South remaining to be told. Historian Mark Speltz will shine a light past the most iconic photographs of the era to focus on images of everyday activists who fought campaigns against segregation, police brutality, and job discrimination in Milwaukee, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other cities. A book signing will follow the presentation.

3rd Thursday: Photojournalist Craig Schreiner, 7 pm, Jan 19

Craig Schreiner has been a photojournalist for thirty years, primarily as a staff photographer for daily newspapers, including sixteen years at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison. He has a journalism degree with an emphasis in photojournalism from Northern Illinois University, and has photographed many kinds of domestic news features, long-term projects, and sports assignments, including a national journalism project on rural health care, the Madison labor protests of 2011, two Rose Bowls, and two Super Bowls, among many others. He is also the author of One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life, published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press in 2013

. Craig and his wife Lisa live in Middleton and have three sons. He currently works in the Marketing and Media Relations office at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and teaches photojournalism at Madison Area Technical College.

Third Thusday presentations are free and open to the public. They are at PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Dr. Suite 212, Madison WI. ADA accessible.