Protester Carrying "Justice" Sign, Monroe, North Carolina

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Declan Haun
American (1937–1994)
Protester Carrying "Justice" Sign, Monroe, North Carolina, 1961
Gelatin-silver print
97.20

Declan Haun began working at the Charlotte Observer as a photographer at the age of 21.  In 1963, he moved to Chicago where he spent the next 15 years of his career as a freelance photographer. His clients included National Geographic, LIFE, LOOK, Time, and The Saturday Evening Post. His photographs were exhibited in numerous museum exhibitions including John Szarkowski's The Photographer’s Eye, at the Museum of Modern Art. This photo, showing a courthouse picketer striving for an integrated municipal swimming pool, was the frontispiece of The Movement, a 1964 book documenting the struggle for equality.

©Declan Haun