"WE ALL CRY FOR FREEDOM!": THE MOVEMENT, 1964, WITH TEXT BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY, FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANNY LYON, ROBERT FRANK AND ROY DE CAVARA
HANSBERRY, Lorraine. The Movement. Documentary of a Struggle for Equality. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1964). Quarto, original photographic paper wrappers. $1200.
First edition of this powerful visual record of America's Civil Rights struggle, with text by Lorraine Hansberry—her last book published before her death at age 34—accompanied by 148 black-and-white photogravures, most by award-winning photographer Danny Lyon, the first appearance in book form of his work, along with striking images by Robert Frank, David Heath, Roy De Carava and others.
An unblinking, often searing document of America's Civil Rights struggle, authored by acclaimed playwright Lorraine Hansberry, The Movement was her final work published in her lifetime, appearing less than one year before her death at age 34. Hansberry's words provide commentary to over 140 unforgettable photogravures from 19 of America's finest photographers, including 72 images by Danny Lyon, who was then staff photographer of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. (Roth, 190) This is the first appearance in book form of Lyon's photographs, and features additional images by such notable photographers as Robert Frank, David Heath, Roy De Carava and Jill Krementz. Increasingly scarce, The Movement includes compelling images of KKK marches across Georgia, a brutal record of lynchings and police violence, a powerful sequence on the Birmingham church bombing that killed four young girls, and photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, James Baldwin, James Farmer and Dick Gregory. This is the first printing; first cloth edition published same year as first in wrappers. Not in Blockson. Jordan 285.14. See Photobook, 284. Contemporary gift inscription.
Text and images very fresh, scant trace of tape removal to preliminaries, only lightest edge-wear to wrappers. A handsome near-fine copy.