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Elmhurst Art Museum presents the civil rights photography of Bernard Kleina

Bernard Kleina in Chicao Magazine and his work on exhibit at Elmhurst Art Museum

Bernard Kleina in Another Article

Bernard Kleina in Glancer Magazine.

Chicagoans involved in civil rights movement remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina," will be in the Vann Gallery from July 26-December 31, 2016

NPR, "When King Came to Chicago: See The Rare Images of His Campaign - in Color"

Book, The Chicago Freeedom Movement, available now

Book, Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality

Historical Amnesia

Selma, Past and Present

Images of Bernard Kleina'a famous photographs for sale

BenU Alumnus Offers Rare Look at King

"The Gift of Hope"

Chicago Tribune: "Chicagoan's rare photos bring movement to life"

Smithsonian: "A Collection of Rare Color Photographs Depicts MLK..."

The Chicago Reporter: "Civil rights priest, photographer: 'There's so much work left to do'".

NBC Chicago clip about Bernard Kleina, who is the only person to have taken color photos of Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago.

Chicago Freedom Movement photographs online from the Smithsonian.

Salt magazine: "The Most Disliked Man in DuPage County"

Copyright: Bernard J. Kleina

The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to open housing by the people of Chicago. In remembrance and celebration of the Chicago Freedom Movement's fight for fair housing, Bernard J. Kleina assembled his rare and historic color photographs that depict that struggle. The photography exhibit includes contemporary photographs reminding us that we still have a long way to go before we achieve what Dr. King fought for and what we are fighting for now - open and fair housing and an end to racial and ethnic segregation.

Review the various sections of this website for an opportunity to bring the Chicago Freedom Movement Exhibit to your community, school, library or workplace. If you feel that the images on your office walls could better reflect what you are about, consider purchasing some of Bernard Kleina's photography.

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