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Members of the press attending a hearing

into the shooting of Jackson State University students by the local police

during a night of campus unrest in Jackson, Miss., in 1970.

 

Two students had been killed and many more injured.

 

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology

when she became an activist in the civil rights movement

and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

NYT

Published April 6, 2022    Updated April 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A funeral procession for James Earl Green,

one of two Jackson State University students killed by the police

in Jackson, Miss., in 1970.

 

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology

when she became an activist in the civil rights movement

and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

NYT

Published April 6, 2022    Updated April 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Mississippi was a completely segregated state

so there were many things one could not do.

When you see white people in my photographs

they were not local white people.

Civil rights workers came from all over,

including from abroad.”

 

From “A Civil Rights Journey.”

 

Southern Media staff member Larry Rand and civil rights workers

at the Erwin family farm in Tougaloo, Miss., in 1969.

 

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology

when she became an activist in the civil rights movement

and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

NYT

Published April 6, 2022    Updated April 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nurse Ora Bouie and a doctor

at Tufts-Delta Health Clinic,

Mound Bayou, Mississippi, 1968

 

Derby says: ‘In 1965,

the TDHC was established

in the all-black town of Mound Bayou.

 

Medical facilities were segregated,

so black people received

very inferior medical treatment,

if any.

 

Many died waiting for service.

 

Led by Dr Jack Geiger,

doctors applied for and received a large government grant

in the mid-1960s to expand the Mound Bayou facilities.

 

They hired more black physicians and nurses

and provided home care.

 

They established classes for adults

in math, literacy, handcrafts and nutrition.’

 

Through the lens of civil rights photographer Doris Derby – in pictures

The activist, photographer and former academic Doris Derby

lived and worked in the southern US

at the height of the civil rights era.

Her images capture not the protests of the 60s

but the everyday realities of black lives at that time.

Here she talks us through some of her photographs

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Sat 1 Feb 2020    16.00 GMT

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/feb/01/
civil-rights-photographer-doris-derby-we-will-walk-turner-contemporary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rural family, Mileston, Mississippi, 1968

‘Often, older children had to look after younger children

while their parents worked.’

 

‘Now is a continuation of then’: America’s civil rights era – in pictures

Doris Derby is a documentary photographer, activist and professor

who captured the people at the frontline of the struggle for racial equality

in 1960s and 1970s America

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Thu 28 Oct 2021    07.00 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/oct/28/
civil-rights-america-doris-derby-photographer-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside a Black-owned grocery store on a Sunday

in Mileston, Miss., 1968.

 

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology

when she became an activist in the civil rights movement

and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

NYT

Published April 6, 2022    Updated April 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping children in Rome, Miss., in 1968.

 

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology

when she became an activist in the civil rights movement

and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

NYT

Published April 6, 2022    Updated April 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A member of the Southern Media group photographing a young girl

in Jackson, Miss., 1968.

 

Southern Media was a Jackson-based organization

that had a mission to document Black life at the time,

and to train local Black residents in photography

and provide equipment and a dark room to do so.

 

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology

when she became an activist in the civil rights movement

and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

NYT

Published April 6, 2022    Updated April 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fannie Lou Hamer,

co-founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party,

at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968.

 

Doris Derby, Civil Rights Era Photographer, Dies at 82

She was an artist who was studying anthropology

when she became an activist in the civil rights movement

and a rare woman to document Black life in photos.

NYT

Published April 6, 2022    Updated April 7, 2022

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doris Adelaide Derby    1939-2022

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/
arts/doris-derby-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2021/oct/28/
civil-rights-america-doris-derby-photographer-in-pictures

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/feb/01/
civil-rights-photographer-doris-derby-we-will-walk-turner-contemporary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/feb/01/
doris-derby-photographs-black-lives-mississippi-delta-civil-rights-era

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/
us/20civil.html

 

http://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/06/20/
us/20080620CIVIL_4.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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