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A Spy in Canaan : How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement
by Marc Perrusquia


Overview - The story of the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers--and how a closely guarded government secret finally came to light. Told by the journalist who broke the story.

Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the civil rights movement--from the rare photo of Martin Luther King Jr.  Read more...


 
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Overview
The story of the double life of famed civil rights photographer Ernest Withers--and how a closely guarded government secret finally came to light. Told by the journalist who broke the story.

Ernest Withers captured some of the most iconic moments of the civil rights movement--from the rare photo of Martin Luther King Jr. in repose to the haunting photo of Emmet Till's great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at Till's killers. He was trusted and beloved by King's inner circle, and had a front row seat to history. But what most people don't know is that Withers was an informant for the FBI--and his photos helped the bureau identify and surveil the era's greatest figures. This book explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781612193410
  • ISBN-10: 1612193412
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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Books > History > United States - 20th Century
Books > Political Science > Civil Rights
Books > Photography > Photojournalism

 
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