Fred Simons African American Cultural Center: Celebrating 50 Years of Service and Activism
October 25 – December 16, 2018
The Benton salutes UConn’s H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center upon its fiftieth anniversary with an exhibition of photographs by Danny Lyon. As staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1962 to 1964, Lyon documented the leading role of students in the struggle for civil rights.
Danny Lyon (American, born 1942), A Toddle House in Atlanta has the distinction of being occupied during a sit-in by some of the most effective organizers in America when the SNCC staff and supporters take a break from a conference to demonstrate, 1963. Gelatin silver print, William Benton Museum of Art, Gift of Sheldron and Helen Seplowitz.