As a young photojournalist in the early 1950s, Flip Schulke began covering social issues. In 1958, while working as a freelancer for "Jet and Ebony", he was assigned to photograph Martin Luther King for the first time. After that, at King's invitation, he began photographing behind the scenes at Southern Christian Leadership Conference meetings and eventually became committed to covering King and the growing Civil Rights Movement. For a decade before King's death, Schulke was privy to momentous events both public and private. This book is the result. Published to coincide with Martin Luther King Day on 16th January, 1995, this text provides a visual record of King's life and work by one of the few men King trusted enough to give complete access. Schulke's images, combined with his commentary on both the moment and its place in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, create an immediate and revealing portrait of Martin Luther King.
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Flip Schulke lives in Miami, Florida. Also by Flip Schulke: King Remembered with Penny McPhee.From Booklist:
Schulke first met King in 1958, when the young, white photojournalist was covering the civil rights movement for Ebony and Jet magazines. King grew to trust Schulke, and eventually a warm relationship developed between the two. That friendship allowed Schulke and his camera access to many of King's private moments, including meetings of black civil-rights leaders and intimate time spent with the family. This book is a collection of photographs from the 10 years Schulke spent in close confidence with King. There are 160 photographs, ranging in content from the Selma protesters to the hate-filled countenances of their adversaries to serene Sunday afternoons at the King home. Of the many stunning shots, those of Coretta Scott King at her husband's funeral and of Medgar Evers' daughter at his funeral are most unforgettable. Schulke's personal reflections appear as unobtrusive text and help create a book that is both a highly personal testament to a friend and a moving portrait of the civil-rights era. Kathleen Hughes
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Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110393037290
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393037290 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1931452