N 1962 BLACK STAR OFFERED up-and-coming photographer
Charles Moore a small retainer to return to his home state
of Alabama and document the Civil Rights movement. Moore's
photos, published in Life, opened America's eyes to the inequalities
still rampant in the South.
HIDING IN AN ALLEY, Moore took these dramatic shots
of a woman being pushed to the ground by powerful water hoses.
When police saw him, he was arrested on trumped up charges
and ordered to appear in court the next day.
DECIDED TO FLEE THE STATE with his photographs; "As we
were approaching the airport... there was a police car, empty,
right in front of the entrance." Moore remembers, "We knew
we couldn't go in the terminal, so we walked down the side
of the building... and we boarded just as they were about
to pull the stairs away... We flew away as fugitives from
SELDOM, IF EVER, has a set of photographs had such an immediate impact on the course of history.