Recreated Photos: Without These Women There Is No Movement
On MLK day people posted beautiful post of Correta Scott King and it made me think about the significance of the women who guided many of our Civil Right heroes during the movement. Who are these women? What are their stories? How did they manage to raise their families? Without these women there is no movement. Often times when people talk about the Civil Right movement they overlook the contribution of women, like wives and the women that made up most of the Black Panther party . This type of deletion, erasure, expunging removes the roots of our strong history.
This year I dedicated my recreated photos to three wives of prominently Civil Rights leaders. As a way to answer some of the questions I asked above and to paint a full picture of our history. It’s not just about the men and their dreams. It’s about us too. Click here to see the three recreated photos and learn more about Correta Scott, Myrlie Evers and Betty Shabazz.