Ernest C. Withers, 85 Photographer Documented Modern U.S. Black History

10/19/2007 • Black History, Negro League, News

Ernest C. Withers, a photographer who documented more than 60 years of African American history by capturing visual images from the civil rights movement, Negro Leagues baseball and blues and R&B performances on Beale Street in his native Memphis, Tenn., has died. He was 85.