Women and Children in the Civil-Rights Movement

What makes the exhibition "Through the Lens: Civil Rights in Film and Photography" unique is its emphasis on the role of women and children rather than the icons commonly associated with the civil-rights movement -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Roy Wilkins, and others. The civil-rights movement has always been a grassroots one, sustained by the poor and working-class African-American community. The movement was not about Dr. King or Malcolm X. It was about the woman who