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For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Event Type: MAIN - EXHIBIT
Date: 3/6/2013
Start Time: All Day
Description:
 For All the World to See examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Civil rights leaders and activists were often exceptionally skillful image-makers, adept at using the authority of pictures to edify, educate, and persuade. In print, on film, on the small screen, and in the pop culture objects of everyday life, visual images showed the world the realities of segregation and racial violence, inspired activists, and fostered African American pride and the Black Power movement. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.
Library: William F. Laman Public Library    Map to the Main Library
Location: Exhibit Hall - Main Library, 2nd Floor
Contact: Debra Wood
Contact Number: 501-771-1995 x105
Presenter: Debra Wood