Neh on the road traveling exhibit for all the world to see: visual culture and the struggle for civil rights
Showing February 5 through March 12, 2021
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights, examines the vital role that visual imagery played in the fight for racial and social equality from the 1940s through the 1970s.
Organized by the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and curated by Dr. Maurice Berger, the exhibition traces the emergence of attempts by some African Americans (such as the well-known photographer Gordon Parks) to present a more nuanced and accurate picture of African American life, relying on the power of the camera. Parks grasped the potential of visual images to sway public opinion and bring about social change.
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is a traveling exhibit by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities managed by Mid-America Arts Alliance.