Please join us on Wednesday, Oct. 1st for the opening of Joseph M. Giordano’s portrait show Struggles: Portraits of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

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Stand amongst luminaries of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. Maryland photographer J.M. Giordano has photographed the well-known, as well as unsung, freedom fighters of the era in formal portraits. While historic images of civil rights and Black Power leaders exist through photojournalism, Giordano composes portraits as a statement of the prominence of these individuals. His work establishes a new visual history of this pivotal American era. On view include Marylanders Dr. Helena Hicks, Simeon Booker, Dr. Maulana Karenga, and Robert Houston.

Opening Day Talk

October 1, 6-8pm with Special Guests
Eddie Conway, Black Panther, prisoner for 44 years, and founder of prison mentoring program Friend of a Friend
Robert Houston, photographer who has documented civil rights struggles, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s campaign, for over half a century
J.M. Giordano, photographer
$5 program admission includes admission to the exhibition gallery.

The exhibition runs from October 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015.

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