Giving Thanks: 14 Months Worth of North of Dixie Coverage

When you labor over a project for years–or a decade!–there’s no greater pleasure than sending it off into the world.  Yet, the work is hardly finished as promoting a book is time-consuming. Thankfully, North of Dixie garnered some fantastic press and I was honored to speak at the Library of Congress, the Schomburg Center in New York, and the DuSable Museum, along with a host of libraries and independent bookstores.

I am incredibly grateful for the interest in North of Dixie and compiled a list of reviews, interviews, and coverage should readers wish to learn more about the book or subject matter. Finally, I could never have written it alone or without the support and commitment of my publisher, the J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Publications.

Enjoy!

 

Reviews and Publicity:

New York Times LENS Blog

“Photographing Civil Rights, Up North and Beyond Dixie”

By Maurice Berger – October 18, 2016

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/photographing-civil-rights-north-beyond-south-dixie/

 

The Guardian

October 29, 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2016/oct/29/civil-rights-photography-north-of-dixie

 

The Daily Beast

“It Wasn’t Just the South: Little-Known Scenes of Unrest North of Dixie (Photos)”

October 31, 2016

https://www.thedailybeast.com/it-wasnt-just-the-south-little-known-scenes-of-unrest-north-of-dixie-photos

 

Isthmus

Taking it to the Streets

By Jane Burns – November 10, 2016

https://isthmus.com/arts/books/north-of-dixie-mark-speltz-photography/

 

Smithsonian.com

This Photo Book is a Reminder that the Civil Rights Movement Extended Far Beyond the Deep South

By Jackie Mansky – November 18, 2016

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/book-entry-point-civil-rights-movement-beyond-south-180961045/

 

Yahoo.com

November 23, 2016

https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-dixie-civil-rights-photography-slideshow-wp-202206857.html

 

Crave

“Secret Histories | Inside the Civil Rights Movement North of Dixie”

By Miss Rosen – November 24, 2016

http://www.craveonline.com/art/1163887-secret-histories-inside-civil-rights-movement-north-dixie

 

Daily Mail

November 26, 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3973826/Civil-rights-movement-photos-capture-largely-forgotten-black-activism-north-Selma-Birmingham.html

 

Eye of Photography

November 29, 2016

http://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/2016/11/29/article/159928381/mark-speltz-north-of-dixie/

 

Hyperallergic

“Rare Photographs of the US Civil Rights Struggle Beyond the South”

by Allison Meier – November 30, 2016

https://hyperallergic.com/338329/north-of-dixie-civil-rights-photography-beyond-the-south/

 

The Weekly Challenger

December 1, 2016

http://theweeklychallenger.com/north-of-dixie-us-civil-rights-photos-capture-largely-forgotten-black-activism-in-selma-birmingham/

 

Wisconsin State Journal

“Civil Rights Protests Hit Close to Home in North of Dixie”

By Gayle Worland – December 4, 2016

http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/books/civil-rights-protests-hit-close-to-home-in-north-of/article_3cd99487-48d2-5896-9a6d-6534f73892e9.html

 

Huffington Post

“In Case You Forgot, This is What the North’s Fight for Civil Rights Looked Like”

By Katherine Brooks – December 19, 2016

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-of-dixie-civil-rights-photos_us_5846cc3ce4b02f60b024cfaf

 

F-Stop: A Photography Magazine

By Cary Benbow – December 21, 2016

http://www.fstopmagazine.com/blog/2016/12/book-review-north-of-dixie-civil-rights-photography-beyond-the-south-by-mark-speltz/

 

Chicago Reader

“Mark Speltz’s North of Dixie is a Powerful Book about Civil Rights Photography”

By Sean Neumann – January 12, 2017

https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2017/01/12/mark-speltzs-north-of-dixie-is-a-powerful-book-about-civil-rights-photography

 

OnMilwaukee.com

“Mark Speltz Shares the Most Powerful Imagine from his North of Dixie book”

By Bobby Tanzilo – February 2, 2017

https://onmilwaukee.com/ent/articles/north-of-dixie-photos.html

 

Baltimore Times

February 17, 2017

http://baltimoretimes-online.com/news/2017/feb/17/new-book-documents-civil-rights-movement-photograp/

 

New York Times LENS Blog

“Using Photographs to Tell Stories about Race”

By Maurice Berger – December 6, 2017

https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2017/12/06/blogs/using-photography-to-tell-stories-about-race/s/06-lens-maurice-slide-AD2S.html?smid=pin-share

 

 

Interviews:

African American Intellectual History Society interview

By Ibram X. Kendi – November 1, 2016

http://www.aaihs.org/north-of-dixie-a-new-book-on-civil-rights-photography-beyond-the-south/

 

VICE interview

“Rare Photos of American Civil Rights Activism from the 60s”

By Chase Hall – November 20, 2016

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ppv3g9/north-of-dixie-civil-rights-photos-mark-speltz-interview

 

WUWM Radio interview

“North of Dixie Shows Struggle for Civil Rights in Northern Cities”

By Joy Powers – November 28, 2016

http://wuwm.com/post/north-dixie-shows-struggle-civil-rights-northern-cities#stream/0

 

Slate France

By Fanny Arlandis – December 12, 2016

http://www.slate.fr/grand-format/droits-civiques-nord-photos-127337

 

Modern Art Notes Podcast, Episode no. 267

By Tyler Green – December 15, 2016

https://manpodcast.com/portfolio/no-267-pipilotti-rist-mark-speltz/

 

Shepherd Express

By Matthew Prigge – December 19, 2016

https://shepherdexpress.com/around-milwaukee/what-made-milwaukee-famous/interview-north-dixie-author-mark-speltz/

 

Chicago Maroon

“New Book Captures Civil Rights Struggle Beyond the South”

By Grace Hauck – January 5, 2017

https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/1/6/mark-speltz/

 

VIBE

“V Books: Mark Speltz Sheds Light on Northern Civil Rights Movement in North of Dixie”

By Darryl Robertson – February 6, 2017

https://www.vibe.com/2017/02/v-books-mark-speltz-north-of-dixie/

 

WORT.FM

“Black Women at the Forefront of Civil Rights: Images of Black Women”

By Lilada Gee – February 8, 2017

https://www.wortfm.org/black-women-at-the-forefront-of-civil-rights-images-of-black-women/

 

 

Video:

WGNTV – Chicago

January 17, 2017

http://wgntv.com/2017/01/17/north-of-dixie-civil-rights-photography-beyond-the-south/

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series – Black Power at 50

February 2, 2017

http://www.blackfreedomstudies.org/events/spring-2017/black-power-at-50#recording

 

Wisconsin Historical Society – Wisconsin Public Television

University Place series

February 15, 2017

https://wpt.org/University-Place/civil-rights-photography-beyond-south

 

Library of Congress webcast

February 22, 2017

https://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7811

 

 

Awards:

American Photo Mag

The Best Photography Books of the Year: 2016

By Jack Crager – December 14, 2016

https://www.americanphotomag.com/best-photography-books-year-2016

 

Slate

Best Historical Coffee-Table Books of 2016

By Rebecca Onion – December 16, 2016

http://picks.slate.com/collections/best-historical-coffee-table-books-2016

 

Elizabeth Avedon’s Best Photography Books of 2016: Honorable Mention

http://elizabethavedon.blogspot.com/2016/12/2016-best-photography-books-and.html

 

Wobneb Magazine

“Top Photo Books of 2017”

By Cary Benbow – December 29, 2017

https://wobnebmagazine.com/2017/12/30/top-photo-books-of-2017/

 

 

Blogs and Other:

Getty Research Institute

“An Activist’s View of the Civil Rights Movement”

By Mark Speltz – October 26, 2016

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/an-activists-view-of-the-civil-rights-movement/

 

New BlackMan (In Exile)

By Mark Anthony Neal – January 15, 2017

http://www.newblackmaninexile.net/2017/01/hello-stranger-moonlight-fences-musical.html#!/2017/01/hello-stranger-moonlight-fences-musical.html

 

“Will they Know We are Christians?”

Sermon by Winton Boyd – February 19, 2017

https://www.orucc.org/will-they-know-we-are-christians-meditation-offered-by-winton-boyd-on-february-19-2017/

 

“Of Charlottesville, the “First White President,” Black Football Players, and Civil Rights History”

By Kevin Lynch – September 13, 2017

http://kevernacular.com/?p=9164

 

Official press release:

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/North-of-Dixie–Civil-Rights-Photography-Beyond-the-South-by-Mark-Speltz–Getty-Publications.html?soid=1106396448260&aid=wpdO3Qqblko

 

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