“Civil Rights” at Penn Center

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Just in from Victoria Smalls: 

Penn150PENN CENTER, York W. Bailey Museum Presents: Civil Rights Through The Lens of Cecil Williams” February 4-28, 2013

  • Opening Reception, Lecture and Book Signing February 11th 6:00-8:00 PM Admission: $7 Adult/ $4 Student

Cecil Williams’ photography of the South Carolina events that changed America will be exhibited at Penn Center’s York W. Bailey Museum.  Mr. Williams is most well known as the chronicler of the civil rights era.  His historic photographs are considered the most comprehensive collection of the civil rights era and have been featured in 135 books, 31 newspapers, and 22 television documentaries.  Cecil Williams is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina.  He began taking documentary photographs of his community after he acquired a hand-me-down camera when he was nine years-old.  By fifteen, he was working professionally as a freelancer for Jet, the Afro-American, and the Pittsburgh Courier, and he was a stringer for the Associated Press.

Mr. Williams will have these books for sale and will be happy to sign: Freedom & Justice, Orangeburg 1968: A Place and Time Remembered, and Out-of-the-Box in Dixie.  —  Victoria A. Smalls, Interim Director of History & Culture

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