JOIN US ON JUNETEENTH
FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF
FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE:
VISUAL CULTURE & THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
Featuring Special Guest, Alvin Sykes
The Black Archives of Mid-America
Saturday, June 16th, 2018, 1p - 3p
1722 E 17th Terrace KCMO 64108
For All The World To See is a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road that examines the role that visual culture played in shaping and transforming the struggle for racial equality in America from the late 1940’s to the mid 1970’s. FATWTS will be coming to the Black Archives of Mid-America on Saturday, June 16th. This compelling exhibition is free and open to the public through August 11th.
Visitors to this immersive exhibition will explore dozens of compelling and persuasive visual images, including photographs from influential magazines, such as Life, Jet, and Ebony; CBS news footage; and TV clips from The Ed Sullivan Show. Also included are civil rights-era objects that exemplify the range of negative and positive imagery—from Aunt Jemima syrup dispensers and 1930s produce advertisements to Jackie Robinson baseball ephemera and 1960s children’s toys with African American portraiture. For All the World To See is not a history of the civil rights movement, but rather an exploration of the vast number of potent images that influenced how Americans perceived race and the struggle for equality.
Join us for the opening ceremony which will take place Saturday, June 16th from 1p – 3p featuring remarks by Alvin Sykes, the civil rights activist who was responsible for the Emmet Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Act.
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