Book Launch for Kate Capshaw

UConn Co-op in Storrs Center will host a book launch March 25 at 4pm  for Kate Capshaw’s recently published book, Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (University of Minnesota Press).  

Civil Rights Childhood explores the function of children’s photographic books and the image of the black child in social justice campaigns for school integration and the Civil Rights Movement. Drawing on works ranging from documentary photography and popular historical narratives to coffee-table and art books, Capshaw shows how the photobook—and the aspirations of childhood itself—encourage cultural transformation.