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The Power of His Camera: Spider Martin and the Civil Rights Movement

The Power of His Camera: Spider Martin and the Civil Rights Movement

April 8, 2014 – December 19, 2014

Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Austin, Texas

In 1965, photojournalist James "Spider" Martin (1939-2003) was the youngest freelance photographer at The Birmingham News, where he covered everything from Alabama football to country club social events. He also covered civil rights protests, and witnessing the violent treatment of peaceful protesters had a profound effect on his career, generating a rage that would fuel his photography.

The Rayburn Museum

Bonham, Texas

The Sam Rayburn Museum reopened Sunday, November 11, after a comprehensive renovation of its permanent exhibit, the first major overhaul of the exhibit since the museum opened more than fifty years ago.

The Winedale Story

Winedale Historical Complex
Winedale, Texas (near Roundtop)

The Winedale Story is a permanent exhibit on display in Hazel's Lone Oak cottage at Winedale, a complex of nineteenth-century structures and modern facilities located near Round Top, Texas. The exhibit features facsimiles of photographs, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, and artifacts drawn from Briscoe Center for American History's extensive Texas history collections.