Civil Rights Press Photos at Benton Museum

Cecil Stoughton, President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in by Judge Sarah T. Hughes as his wife and Mrs. John F. Kennedy flank him in the cabin of Air Force One, November 22, 1963 (printed 1964). Vintage wire photograph on paper. 6 9/16 x 8 in. (16.67 x 20.32 cm). Gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams. P2021.9.70Inspired by Myrlie Evers-Williams ’68 and the gift of her archives to the College, Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg have donated their collection of more than 1,600 press photographs documenting the civil rights movement to the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in her honor. The Mattis-Hochberg photos include scenes of resistance, acts of civil disobedience and images of civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., Cesar Chavez, James H. Meredith as well as photos of Evers-Williams.

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