National Civil Rights Museum News

There’s plenty of history in the making here at the National Civil Rights Museum.

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By Terri Lee Freeman Museum President A little over a month ago, we were singularly focused on MLK50.  Not just the commemoration itself, but for the National Civil Rights Museum, each individual event.  We worked to ensure that people were where they needed to be, that programs were rich in content and scope, that the speakers, panelists, civil rights icons and new movement makers were in place to share their stories and perspectives, that the logistics, technology, broadcasts... Read More
at Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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In Memoriam - Art Shay

By Dr. Noelle N. Trent,  Director of Interpretation, Collections & Education  Nearly one month after his 96th birthday, April 28,  Chicago-based, Bronx-born photographer Art Shay passed away.  The name Art Shay may be unfamiliar, but his work is prominently featured in the museum’s newest exhibition  MLK50: A Legacy Remembered .  I first became acquainted with Shay’s work, when his archivist Erica called me, and asked... Read More
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