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Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin


Widely known as the godfather of music photography, Jim Marshall (1936–2010) maintained a 50-year career that resulted in more than 500 album covers, an abundance of magazine covers, and some of the most celebrated images in blues, jazz, country, and rock and roll. Pepperdine Libraries is honored to showcase a selection of Marshall's photographs of Johnny Cash's historic Folsom and San Quentin prison concerts in 1968 and 1969.

As part of the exhibition, Pepperdine Libraries and the Center for Faith and the Common Good hosted a symposium exploring the topic of prison reform on January 12, 2023. The individual presentation topics and speakers were:

"Hidden in Plain Sight: How Inmate Peer Ministry is Driving a Paradigm Shift within U.S. Prisons" 
Dr. Byron Johnson
Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion and Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, Baylor University
Executive Director, Center for Faith and the Common Good
Distinguished Visiting Research Professor of Religion and Civil Society, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy

"If I Give My Soul: Offender-led Prison Churches in Rio de Janeiro"
Dr. Andrew Johnson
Visiting Scholar, Center for Faith and the Common Good, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy 
PhD, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University in St. Paul Minnesota

"'Prison Saved My Life': How Incarcerated Women Navigate the Rehabilitation-Punishment Dialectic Behind Bars"
Dr. Courtney Hook
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication, Communication Division, Seaver College

"27 Summers: From Incarceration 2 Restoration"
Chaplain Ronald Olivier
Director of Chaplaincy, Mississippi Department of Corrections

"Johnny Cash: Sinner or Saint?"
Marshall Terrill
Author, Journalist, Documentarian, Film Executive



Image © Jim Marshall Photography LLC
The Prison Concerts: Folsom and San Quentin (Jim Marshall’s Photographs of Johnny Cash)
was curated by the GRAMMY Museum®

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