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The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the Spider Martin Civil Rights Collection.


Spider Martin, more than any other photographer of our time,
has used his camera to document the struggle for civil rights
and social change in the State of Alabama…In viewing Spider’s
collection, one is literally walking through the pages of
American history.
— Congressman John Lewis 1996
At long last, Spider Martin's powerful and poignant images of the Selma March have been beautifully reproduced in an amazing collection entitled SELMA The Photographs Of Spider Martin as part of the Focus On American History Series through Dolph Briscoe Center For American History University of Texas at Austin - University Of Texas Press.  http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/spider-martin-selma-1965

At long last, Spider Martin's powerful and poignant images of the Selma March have been beautifully reproduced in an amazing collection entitled SELMA The Photographs Of Spider Martin as part of the Focus On American History Series through Dolph Briscoe Center For American History University of Texas at Austin - University Of Texas Press.

 http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/spider-martin-selma-1965

An exhibit of Spider's work is currently on display at the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

Letter from the Director: http://www.cah.utexas.edu/news/directors_message/04_2014.php
Press release: http://www.cah.utexas.edu/news/press_release.php?press=press_spider_martin
Article in the Austin American Statesman: link to pdf


Collections of Spider Martin's photographs are in the permanent archives of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Briscoe Center for American History.