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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Southern Rites

Lecture with Gillian Laub

Southern Rites is a 12-year visual study of one community’s struggle to confront longstanding issues of race and equality. In May 2009, The New York Times Magazine published a photo-essay by Gillian Laub entitled, "A Prom Divided," which documented Georgia's Montgomery County High School's racially segregated prom rituals. National outrage led the school to finally have an integrated prom for all students. Laub continued to travel to Montgomery County. "I thought I was going back to kind of show the prom in transition," she says. But she found far more than that, exposing continued racial tensions.

The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

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