A Word About The Text:
"Doing Democracy" includes titles and label texts drawn from archival sources. This information reflects the time in which the works were created. Some terminology will sound outdated to contemporary audiences. Most notably, the word negro occurs often where today we would say African-American or Black. Likewise, the term transvestite appears to describe a range of identities in the LGBTQ+ community.
We have preserved the historical wording, however dissonant, in the hope that it will underscore changes in cultural awareness from the past to the present, reflecting the ongoing evolution of our understanding of race and identity.
Honora Campbell '22 discusses "Lester Maddox Announces He Will Serve Negroes," 1968
This photograph is included in the exhibition "Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection." On view in the LUAG Main Gallery and on the South Bethlehem Greenway from September 2020 - May 2021.
This exhibition has been co-curated with students and faculty from the Departments of History, Political Science, Communication, Journalism, and Art, Architecture & Design.
A special thank you to Rei Ukon '21 for creating this video.
Lester Maddox Announces He Will Serve Negros, 1968
Associated Press Wirephoto
Gift of George and Alexandra Stephanopoulos
LUF 2019 1555