Black in White America 1963-1965

Leonard Freed


Black in White America 1963-1965 by Leonard Freed. First Reel Art Press edition (2020). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Black in White America 1963-1965

This book is a moving collection of sensitive and informative photos and captions. They document the African American struggle for self-definition in mid-20th century America. Through black and white photographs, Freed investigates the politics of the country in the 1960s, as well as articulates the anxiety of under represented and discriminated people.

Artist Bio

Leonard Freed was born in 1929 and worked as a freelance photo journalist from the 1960s. During this time, He documented the Civil Rights Movement in America (1964–1965), where he travelled the country with Martin Luther King, Jr. in his celebrated march across the U.S. from Alabama to Washington. He also documented events in Israel (1967-1968), the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and the New York City police department (1972–1979). His work on the Civil Rights Movement led to the production of the book, Black in White America (1968), which garnered a lot of attention. Additionally, his work on the New York City law enforcement led to another book, Police Work (1980).

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