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For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

For All the World to See is a nationally touring exhibition from NEH on the Road and it will be coming to the Mulvane Art Museum on April 7th. This compelling exhibition is free and open to the publicc through May 25th. An assortment of photographs, television, clips, art posters, film excerpts, and historic artifacts trace how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted Americans, both black and white, out of a state of denial or complacency. 

Along with the exhibit we have several exciting events planned!

Hue Magazine, September 1956. Jet Magazine, October 25, 1956. Jet Magazine, March 17, 1966. From the NEH on the Road exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. 2011. Photo: E. G. Shempf.
Ernest C. Withers, Sanitation Workers Assembling for a Solidarity March, Memphis, March 28, 1968

Image Cutlines:

  • Ernest C. Withers, Sanitation Workers Assembling for a Solidarity March, Memphis, March 28, 1968, Gelatin silver print, 8 /2 x 14 3/4 in., National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Purchase.
  • Medgar Evers Funeral, Life Magazine, June 28, 1963. From the NEH on the Road exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. 2011. Photo: E. G. Shempf.
  • Aunt Jemima and Uncle Mose Salt and Pepper Shakers, c. 1950s.  Plastic, F & F Mold and Die Works, Dayton, Ohio.  From the NEH on the Road exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. 2011. Photo: E. G. Shempf.
Medgar Evers Funeral, Life Magazine, June 28, 1963. From the NEH on the Road exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. 2011. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

Medgar Evers Funeral, Life Magazine, June 28, 1963

Aunt Jemima and Uncle Mose Salt and Pepper Shakers, c. 1950s.  Plastic, F & F Mold and Die Works, Dayton, Ohio.  From the NEH on the Road exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights. 2011. Photo: E. G. Shempf.

Aunt Jemima and Uncle Mose Salt and Pepper Shakers, c. 1950s