ABOUT THIS EVENT

The Harvey B. Gantt Center is excited to exhibit I'm Walkin' For my Freedom: The Selma March And Voting Rights by photojournalist Matt Herron. Herron captured moments of the march as the protesters traveled across Alabama. Based in Mississippi in the early 1960’s, Herron covered the Civil Rights struggle for Life Magazine, Look Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, and the Saturday Evening Post. He also provided photographs and support for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

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The evening will feature a wine & cheese reception along with the screening of Steve Crump’s documentary Selma’s Golden Anniversary + panel discussion. Panel guests for the discussion:

  • Rev. Dr. Jesse L. Douglas Sr. (more info) - Former President of the Montgomery Improvement Association, National SCLC Board Member
  • Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler (more info) -  Associate Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary and associate pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church
  • Dr. Patrick Graham (more info) - President/CEO of the Urban League of Central Carolinas

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic march on Selma, WBTV journalist Steve Crump will present his documentary on the Civil Rights landmark event.

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