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Book Club: Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers by Preston Lauterbach
March 4, 2020 5:00pm-6:00pm
Metropolitan Opera Guild
70 Lincoln Center, Samuel B. & David Rose Building
New York, NY, 10023
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Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers by Preston Lauterbach

 
Book Description: 

Who was Ernest Withers? Most Americans may not know the name, but they do know his photographs. Withers took some of the most legendary images of the 1950s and ’60s: Martin Luther King, Jr., riding a newly integrated bus in Montgomery, Alabama; Emmett Till’s uncle pointing an accusatory finger across the courtroom at one of his nephew’s killers; scores of African-American protestors, carrying a forest of signs reading "I am a man." But while he enjoyed unparalleled access to the inner workings of the civil rights movement, Withers was working as an informant for the FBI. Read More 

 

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