This episode is from a live show broadcast on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm (cst). The 411 Show's Community News segment is first followed by book discussion with photo historian Richard Cahan. Revolution in Black and White: Photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest Withers is co-authored by Cahan.
Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers of the civil rights era. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the civil rights movement―from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. They are also important examples of photojournalism, documenting decades of struggle in Memphis and the Mid-South. They serve as an important missing link in the civil rights narrative.