1:06pm

Tue March 16, 2010
WVAS Local

Renowned photographer of civil rights era dies

Birmingham, AL – - Civil rights-era photographer Charles
Moore is being remembered for capturing the historic and often
violent events in his home state of Alabama and across the South.
Historians and colleagues say he understood he was a witness to
history and was among the few photojournalists whose images were
close to the participants and events as they unfolded.
Moore, who died Thursday, was 79.
His photographs captured arresting images of the integration
riots at Ole Miss in 1962, the fire hoses in Birmingham in 1963,
and the "Bloody Sunday" assault in Selma in 1965, among many
others. The Alabama native was one of the first photographers to
document the civil rights leadership of the Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr.