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James Wallace—Photojournalism and Its Role in Shaping and Preserving Local History from CSAS on Vimeo.

The theme for former Daily Tar Heel student photographer James Wallace (’64)’s Hutchins Lecture was “That we may know by our eyes.” It was presented in conjunction with the North Carolina Collection’s exhibit “Photographic Angles: News Photography in the North Carolina Collection” and co-sponsored with the Friends of the Library and Wilson Library’s North Carolina Collection. The lecture also served as the keynote for a Civil Rights in Chapel Hill Celebration Weekend (Nov. 1-3) spearheaded by the Southern Oral History Program and the Jackson Center for Saving and Making History.

James Wallace served for 25 years as director of Imaging and Photographic Services at the Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of a new book of photographs,  Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961–1964, and currently serves on the board of advisers of the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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