WITHERS TRAILBLAZER AWARD


WITHERS TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Civil rights photojournalist and “photo historian” Ernest C. Withers talks about his picture of Rev. Martin Luther King, right, during presentation of images from his 70 year career, at a special award ceremony at Parsons School of Design in New York, Monday, Feb. 14, 2005. Withers, 83, who still lives in his hometown of Memphis,Tenn., received the National Association of Black Journalist’s Trailblazer Award for a lifetime achievement in photojournalism. Many historians credit Withers’ photographs of the Emmett Till trial as the spark that ignited the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)