Civil Rights : Making the Movement

Thursday, Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm

The Robert H. Jackson Center will debut their new spring 2013 exhibit, Civil Rights: Making the Movement with a public reception on Thursday March 7th.

Civil Rights: Making the Movement features materials from the collection of Dave Crane, a history professor at Alamance Community College in North Carolina. The materials consist of buttons, badges, pinbacks, posters, photographs, pamphlets, and flyers that document the Civil Rights Movement from 1909-1976. The material culture of the freedom struggle helped the movement achieve its objectives of ending Jim Crow segregation and disfranchisement. There will also be a chronology of significant Supreme Court opinions that both aided and dismantled civil rights in America. The exhibit will be on display through September 2013.

This exhibit is made possible through the support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Wegmans, and our local community.