Photography captures more than a moment in time, it creates and adds to a larger narrative of history. "Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: From hate to hope," a photography exhibit curated by Luther College students, is a commemoration of the life and tragic death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
The exhibit is on display from February 1st until April 6th in Preus Library on Luther's campus, with a reception at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20th, in the Hovde Lounge of Preus Library. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.
"Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: From hate to hope" features photographs from four pivotal events in the life of one of America's greatest leaders: the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, the March on Selma, and his assassination. The purpose is to view the life of Martin Luther King Jr. not in the scope of his death in Memphis on April 4th, 1968, but to commemorate the power of hope in the face of so much hate.
The photos of these events focus on Martin Luther King, Jr. as a man, who sought to walk with others on a path for greater freedom and liberty for all people. The photographs in the show were extracted from a variety of online sources, including the Library of Congress, the Associated Press, Getty Images, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and History.com.
The exhibit is curated by Luther students Johanna Beaupre, Deanna Grelecki and Katy Roets, who are enrolled in the education January Term course "Advanced Social Studies Methods" taught by Luther assistant professor of education Dean Vesperman.