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Civil Rights: 50 Years Forward

Tuesday, January 07, 2014




DuSomething POWERFUL!

The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present a new exhibit entitled,
Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma.


Reception

Friday, January 10, 2014

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Special Guest - Mayor William Bell,

City of Birmingham, Alabama


In January, of 2012, the Mayors of seven southern cities agreed to a joint initiative marking the 50th anniversary of 1963 the height of the American Civil Rights Movement. These sister cities, which include Birmingham, Selma, Montgomery, Jackson, Memphis, Columbia and Washington, D.C. have joined forces to create, Fifty Years Forward, an exhibit that commemorates the courage and sacrifice of the countless ordinary citizens who risked everything to march toward freedom and force the nation to live up to its democratic ideals. The exhibit presents a snapshot of the historical retrospectives, recognizing the individuals and iconic moments that moved our nation Fifty Years Forward.