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In Conversation: Stephen Somerstein and Amanda C. Burdan

Witness to History photographer Stephen Somerstein and Brandywine curator Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., will discuss the Selma-to-Montgomery March and Somerstein’s experiences in documenting this significant moment in America’s Civil Rights Movement.

Witness to History photographer Stephen Somerstein and Brandywine's curator Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., will discuss the Selma-to-Montgomery march and Somerstein’s experiences in documenting this significant moment in America’s Civil Rights Movement. The Brandywine River Museum of Art will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program at 6 p.m. and a reception to follow. The Witness to History and Votes for Women exhibitions will be open both before and after the program. In March of 1965, Stephen Somerstein took a 25-hour bus ride to Alabama to cover the civil rights march for his college newspaper. With five cameras and only 15 rolls of film, he captured photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other prominent activists as well as his fellow demonstrators and the many people who had gathered along the route. The photograph Somerstein took while standing behind Dr. King as he delivered his now famous, “How Long? Not Long” speech has become so iconic that it was recreated for the promotion of the 2014 film Selma.

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April 1, 2020

6:00PM

Add to Calendar 04/01/202006:00 PM 04/01/202011:59 PM America/New_York In Conversation: Stephen Somerstein and Amanda C. Burdan Witness to History photographer Stephen Somerstein and Brandywine's curator Amanda C. Burdan, Ph.D., will discuss the Selma-to-Montgomery march and... More info at www.chestercounty.com/events/186808/in-conversation-stephen-somerstein-and-amanda-c-burdan Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman's Mill Road , Chadds Ford, PA 19317 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927

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Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman's Mill Road Chadds Ford 19317 PA US

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610-388-2700

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