Sunday, September 23, 2012

Staging Race and Bearing Witness

Segregated buses in Alabama, ca. 1940-1956:
Scenes from the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott:

Rosa Parks rides a Montgomery bus integrated as a result of the boycott (1956):
Scene from Southland (1951/2012):
Clint Eastwood speech at the GOP National Convention (2012):

From Ronald Reagan's speech to the American Business Conference (1985):

From the Clint Eastwood film Sudden Impact (1983), the fourth film in the Dirty Harry series:

From Dirty Harry (1971): 

A 9.21.2012 story on News People Need, titled "Recent Empty Chair 'Hangings' Suggest Anti-Obama Protest Gone to Extreme."