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Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art

Hear inside stories behind Civil Rights photos at Museum of Art

The survey of Civil Rights Era photography called “The Movement” at the NSU Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale is filled with scenes of courage in the face of horrible violence. But one of the most remarkable pictures in the exhibit is about nonviolence. The image shows a group of volunteers for the Congress of Racial Equality going through simulated beatings in order to practice their response. “We were opposing an organized system of violence with a pacifist, Gandhian ideal,” says photographer Bob Adelman. “But to have a nonviolent demonstration you had to train people… They had to learn not to fight back.” On Saturday, the first day of Black...

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