Lyman Allyn Museum Hosts Exhibit and Program about Civil Rights

Civil Rights - I Am A Man

Ernest C. Withers, Sanitation Workers Assembling for a Solidarity March, Memphis, March 28, 1968, Gelatin silver print, 8 1/2 x 14 3/4 in., National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Museum Purchase.

For All the World to See

Beginning in June 2016, Lyman Allyn Art Museum will host For All the World to See: Visual Culture and The Struggle for Civil Rights. This exhibition 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. Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See (on view June 16 – August 11, 2016) traces 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. This is a traveling exhibition on loan from NEH On the Road and the Mid America Arts Alliance. More info:

Children of Change! Kids & Civil Rights – Saturday July 23 – 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Join award-winning children’s authors Elizabeth Partridge and Kekla Magoon for a look at how children shaped the Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and ‘60’s. We’ll explore issues of social justice and self-expression then and now and the big impact that even the youngest members of society can have.

The program will include:

  • Presentations and book signings by award-winning young adult authors
  • Q & A between authors and audience
  • Free creative writing workshop for kids ages 10 and up on self-expression in adversity.

Free to members & New London residents; $5 for all others. Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 x129 or email [email protected]