You are cordially invited to the opening of

The Spider Martin Retrospective: Exploring the Role of Photojournalism in Influencing History


Photographs from the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March

Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 PM

Featuring: Frye Gaillard, Humanities Scholar to introduce the exhibit

Tracy Martin, daughter of Spider Martin

Larry Mitchell, musician, tribute to Spider Martin “The Bridge”

Tribute to Roswell Falkenberry and the Selma Times Journal

Open to the Public

Every Friday-Saturday, through March 28  from 11:00-4:00

Daily March 2-14, 2015  from 11:00- 4:00

By appointment   Call 334-878-2787


Panel DiscussionThe Importance of the Still Photo to the Voting Rights Movement

Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Moderator:  Dr. Howard Robinson, Archivist, Alabama State University

Donald Brown, Journalist, former Editor of the Tuscaloosa News and the Florence Times-Daily; teaches Journalism, University of Alabama

Dr. Larry Spruill, assistant professor Morehouse College; Southern Exposure: Photojournalism and the Civil Rights Movement


Panel Discussion:  A Look at the Movement from Differing Perspectives

Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Moderator: Dr. Maurice Hobson, assistant professor Georgia State University

Dr. Billie Jean Young, author and playwright: Jimmie Lee; MacArthur Award winner; artist in residence, Judson College

Howell Raines, journalist and author; former editor New York Times; Pulitzer Prize winner; My Soul is Rested

Frye Gaillard, author and journalist; Writer in Residence at the University of South Alabama; Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America

All events:  ArtsRevive Carneal Building—3 Church Street—Selma, Alabama

Call 334-878-ARTS(2787) or email

The Spider Martin Retrospective and Lecture Series is funded in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts; the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Selma Times Journal and contributors to ArtsRevive.

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