Nationally Touring Civil Rights Exhibition Opens at U of I Library
November 11, 2020
“For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” a nationally touring exhibition from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on the Road, opens this week at the University of Idaho Library in partnership with the Latah County Historical Society. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, the exhibition 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.
Visitors to the immersive display will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines, news footage and TV clips. Also included are Civil Rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery — from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African American portraiture. 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.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the Latah County Historical Society will be hosting several virtual speaker events.
The exhibit, on display through Jan. 7, 2021, is available to all university faculty, staff and students via VandalCard access to the library. Community members can view the exhibit from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and 2-4 p.m. on Thursdays, or by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-885-0845 for more information.
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