"Exhibiting at the MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., during Arts Night Out is the photography of Leonard Freed, a photojournalist that sought to capture the experience of being black in America after seeing an African-American soldier guarding the Berlin Wall. It features 35 photos from Freed’s book, “Black in America.” Nicholas Mercuro, exhibit curator and professor of law and economics at MSU, said that these photos are an intimate portrait of the civil rights movement.
“Some are from New York and some are from the South and you can see the storyline if you look at them closely” said Mercuro. “I believe this started photojournalism. If he wasn’t the first, he certainly popularized the idea of adding words and a story to the pictures.”