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The Resource Bluff City : the secret life of photographer Ernest Withers, Preston Lauterbach

Bluff City : the secret life of photographer Ernest Withers, Preston Lauterbach

Label
Bluff City : the secret life of photographer Ernest Withers
Title
Bluff City
Title remainder
the secret life of photographer Ernest Withers
Statement of responsibility
Preston Lauterbach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The little-known story of an iconic photographer, whose work captured--and influenced--a critical moment in American history. Ernest 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 his nephew's killer. But from his position at the heart of the cultural revolution, Withers was simultaneously gathering information for the FBI. Withers traversed disparate worlds, from Black Power meetings to raucous Memphis nightclubs where Elvis brushed shoulders with B. B. King. In this gripping narrative history, Preston Lauterbach examines the complicated political and economic forces that supported Withers' seeming betrayal of those he witnessed, and suggests that Withers' attention to nuance--so arresting in his photography--also made him essential to the FBI. Bluff City culminates with a riveting account of the 1968 riot that led to Dr. King's death, and investigates how Withers may have altered the course of this momentous event"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lauterbach, Preston
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Withers, Ernest C
  • African American photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Informers
Label
Bluff City : the secret life of photographer Ernest Withers, Preston Lauterbach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Don't touch anything -- The pictures tell the story -- Holding on to Jerusalem Slim -- I am a man
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780393247923
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018032872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2018032872
  • 675389
Label
Bluff City : the secret life of photographer Ernest Withers, Preston Lauterbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Don't touch anything -- The pictures tell the story -- Holding on to Jerusalem Slim -- I am a man
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780393247923
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018032872
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2018032872
  • 675389

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