FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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February 22, 2017
The North Carolina Folklife Institute (NC Folk) announces the opening of the photography exhibit Traditions of Resistance: Civil Rights Protests in North Carolina’s Lumbee Community. Offered in partnership with the North Carolina North Carolina Folklore Society, Rob Amberg, the Lumbee Tribe, Traditions of Resistance will be shown until June 30, 2017.
This exhibit is free and open to the public.
This collection of photographs, shot by Rob Amberg during a tumultuous period in Robeson County, North Carolina history, chronicles civil disobedience fueled by the troublesome deaths of community members and assassination of Julian T. Pierce, a candidate for Robeson County superior court judge. Mr. Amberg’s photographs offer a journalistic perspective of a community in turmoil. Amberg’s photographs are testament to the power of community in action, the strength of everyday citizens, the unity created when communities driven to confront injustice.
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