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Birthplace of Country Music Museum: For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights
November 10, 2018 - January 7, 2019
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will soon be hosting For All The World To See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights, a special exhibit that 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. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and historic artifacts, this exhibit traces how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency. For All The World To See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.
Related programming will include a free educator preview visit to the exhibit (November 12); a presentation on persons of color in comics and graphic novels (November 15); a moderated panel discussion (December 4); a film screening (date to be determined); and regular radio segments. A supplementary display on Bristol’s Douglass and Slater schools will also be included with the exhibit. For more information, check out theexhibit and events pages on our website.
This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance. For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rightswas 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.