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1967: Civil Rights at 50

Categorized as: Museums & Exhibits, Art & Galleries
Event tags:

  • Weekly on Sunday
  • Starting on: Jan 12, 2018
  • Ending on: Jan 21, 2019
  • 10:00AM - 05:00PM
  • $15-25
  • 202-292-6100
  • Event Website


1967: Civil Rights at 50 tells the dramatic story of the growing militancy of the struggle for racial justice in 1967. The exhibit uses powerful photos and images of historic newspapers and magazines to explore how African Americans used their First Amendment rights to fight for change – at times at great cost. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and boxing champion Muhammad Ali faced harsh criticism for challenging the Vietnam War, and Black Power activists Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown alienated the press and the public by advocating militant tactics. 1967 also saw the deadliest rioting of the decade erupt in cities struggling with inequality, poverty and police violence, from Detroit to Newark, N.J.

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Washington, D.C.