Visions of Liberty: A Conversation with Ira Glasser and Bob Adelman

Date: Monday, August 3, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Place: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Mumford Room (LM-649), 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540

Join us as we welcome world-renowned documentary photographer Bob Adelman and retired executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union Ira Glasser for an afternoon conversation with Robert R. Newlen, chief of staff for the Library of Congress.

The program will focus on themes covered in the book, “Visions of Liberty, The Bill of Rights For All Americans,” which was published in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Bill of Rights. The book traces the history of rights in the United States through an examination of free speech, religious freedom, fair legal proceedings, and racial equality. The subject matter of the book is illustrated with photographs by Mr. Adelman.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Library’s exhibition, “The Civil Rights Act of 1964, A Long Struggle for Freedom,” which is on display through January 2, 2016. The exhibition includes Mr. Adelman’s August 1963 photograph of current U.S. Congressman John Lewis, then leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), rising to speak at the March on Washington. It is among more than 200 items featured in the exhibition.

Co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, and the Interpretive Programs Office, this event is made possible through a generous donation from Roberta I. Shaffer.

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