For All the World To See

June 10 through November 27, the Smithsonian Museum of American History will host the exhibit For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit is billed as the first exhibition to explore the role played by visual images in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States. It is organized by organized by The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution.  According to press notes the purpose of this exhibition is to explore this connection through vivid and moving examples of some of the most important visual images created during the period of the modern civil rights movement.

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One Response to “For All the World To See”

  1. I really enjoyed this exhibit! It was very moving.The curators didn’t sugarcoat anything! It is the only (and hopefully first) exhibit I’ve seen at any of the Smithsonian museums that gives a proper social justice treatment of black folk in America. I’ve been telling everyone that this exhibit is a must-see!

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