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In a career that spanned 34 years, Don Sturkey, 1952 alum of Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C., captured historical photos of desegregation, Ku Klux Klan rallies, poverty in the South and even an unknown Elvis Pressley. An exhibit featuring his work, “Carolina Faces: The Photography of Don Sturkey,” will be displayed at the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South in Shelby, N.C., Jan. 23-May 15. The award-winning Charlotte (N.C.) Observer photographer learned the art while serving in the Navy.
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Office of University Communications, "Exhibit at Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, N.C., Showcases Photography of Gardner-Webb Alum" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1024.