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ON THE ROAD at The National Civil Rights Museum - Fighting For Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?

May 29 - August 29, 2010

TRAVELING EXHIBITION

National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, TN

 

About the Exhibition

Through the diverse perspectives of seven ordinary citizens whose lives and communities were forever changed by World War II, this exhibition asks visitors to think critically about freedom, history, and, ultimately, the ongoing struggle to live democratically in a diverse America.

Fighting For Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? is presented by the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, an educational program of the Japanese American National Museum, to advance the understanding of, and commitment to, American democratic ideals. The Los Angeles exhibition opened in October, 2005, and was made possible with major support provided by the U.S. Army Center for Military History.

 

About the National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement to inspire participation in civil and human rights efforts globally, through their collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN 38103

For more information about this presentation, contact 901.521.9699, or visit civilrightsmuseum.org

 

For more information about the exhibition and a listing of other venues, to explore an online version, or to download the accompanying Educator’s Resource Guide, visit ncdemocracy.org.

The National Civil Rights Museum is the fifth venue of a five-year, 10-city tour to display the traveling exhibition. Fighting For Democracy: Who is the “We” in “We, the People”? is made possible with major support provided by the U.S. Army Center for Military History. The traveling exhibition has been made possible through the generous support of The Boeing Company and the U.S. Army Center for Military History.

PHOTO CREDITS – Bill: National Archives (018-T-44K-13); Carl: National Archives (NWDNS-127-MN-83714); Domingo: Collection of Domingo Los Baños (NCPD.17.2005.104); Frances: From the Frances Slanger Collection in The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University (NCPD.30.2005.24); George: Gift of Mary S. Tominaga, Japanese American National Museum (94.49.28); Hazel: The Woman’s Collection, Texas Woman’s University (MSS.358); Héctor: Dr. Héctor P. García Papers, Special Collections & Archives, Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Bell Library (NCPD.1.2004.30).

 

 

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