On Thursday, February 11, at noon, learn about the stories behind some of the photographs in the special exhibit, I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970, with activist, educator, and photographer Doris Derby. She will discuss several of her photographs from the exhibit as well as some of her own artifacts that are on display in the Black Empowerment gallery of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The program will be live streamed on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page. Viewers are encouraged to participate in the Q&A through the Facebook chat.
Doris A. Derby served as a civil rights photographer, educator, and field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the Mississippi Freedom Movement. Her renowned photographs have been presented in museums and galleries across the nation for depicting the lives and the work of the people who fought for racial justice and civil rights in the South. Derby previously served as the founding director for the Office of African American Student Services and Programs at Georgia State University as well as an associate professor of anthropology.