The Atlanta Inquirer and the Art of Maurice Pennington

Essential to telling the story of the student movement in the pages of The Atlanta Inquirer was the work of photographer and cartoonist Maurice Pennington. A talented multimedia artist, Pennington documented the boycotts, the sit-ins, and the arrests of students from behind the camera; he took many of the photographs in this exhibit as a staff photographer for the newspaper. He also commented critically on the political and social climate in Atlanta through cartoons, skewering local politicians, admonishing black leaders for their accommodationist views and reminding his audience of the incompatibility of segregation and democracy.