On opening day (January 17, 2016) of the photography exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement at the Allentown Art Museum, several of the photographers recounted the day-to-day drama of participating in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s south.

Here are the remarkable reminiscences of photographers Tamio Wakayama, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, Herbert Randall, and Maria Varela, along with historical context by fellow freedom fighter Leslie Kelen, who moderated the panel discussion before a capacity crowd of 130 in the Museum’s auditorium. This Light of Ours was organized by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art.