Photojournalism: “Freedom Words 1963” by John Kouns
“Freedom Words 1963”
by John Kouns
Words have meaning . . . and consequences. In the struggle for freedom and the right to vote, African Americans in Alabama marched to the State and National Capitol to demand the right to register to vote. In 1963 photographer John Kouns documented this struggle and the freedom words used to define it. – LeRoy Chatfield
NO ONE IS FREE UNLESS EVERYONE IS FREE
NO U.S. DOUGH TO HELP JIM CROW
ONE MAN / ONE VOTE
John A. Kouns grew up in San Jose, California and became a U.S. Navy photographer during the Korean War and later worked for a time with United Press International in San Francisco. Mr. Kouns freelanced for 30 years for food, and photographed the Civil Rights Movement and the Farmworker Movement for the soul.