"Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom" at Yale University Art Gallery
Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrammage for Freedom is on view at the Yale University Art Gallery. The exhibition presents Friedlander's photographic documentation of the May 17, 1957 march on Washington to mark the three-year anniversary of landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, which outlawed segregation in public schools. Friedlander marched alongside social activists, religious leaders, and civil rights luminaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Mahalia Jackson, and Harry Belafonte. The set of images is being presented publicly for the first time to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the march.
Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrammage for Freedom is on view through July 9, 2017 at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut. For more information, visit the gallery's website.