MOAH:CEDAR is hosting through March 4 a rare look at the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement with the exhibition “Love, Peace and Equality” by photographer W. Kenneth Coleman.
Coleman, who resides in Lancaster, is a freelance photographer whose professional career has spanned six decades. He learned the basics of photography at the U.S. Air Force Photography School and later studied and received certifications from Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Winona School of Professional Photography, and the University of Minnesota. His work has been published in Ebony magazine and in a number of national publications.
Coleman’s premier work has been his Martin Luther King Jr. legacy project, which he began in 1978. For more than 30 years, Coleman has recorded the history of major civil rights figures such as Coretta Scott King, Jesse Jackson and Rosa Parks. Much of his attention, though, has focused on how the Civil Rights Movement has shaped the lives of ordinary Americans.
MOAH:CEDAR, located at 44857 Cedar Ave., is open from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more details, call (661) 723-6250 or visit www.lancastermoah.org.