A $50 million restoration of sites associated with the Civil Rights Movement is included in President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget, released Monday.
Selma is a film in which every moment has weight.
Sandwiched between two other concurrent exhibitions at the Ryan Lee Gallery, May Stevens: Fight the Power, a one-room exhibit consisting of a mere five pieces, packs a mighty punch. The works, all of which were executed during the Civil Rights era, remain highly arresting, despite some minor signs of physical aging.
Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement shoulder an unreasonable burden: we look to them as moral beacons. Bruce Davidson: Time of Change at Howard Greenberg Gallery displays several dozen rich images by Bruce Davidson, who sat with the freedom riders and joined Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery. It is a timely exhibition, as Trayvon Martin’s murder raises the shadow of Emmett Till, and America looks inward to find our racial hierarchy has been reformed but not dismantled.
Happy MLK day! As we celebrate the life of the Civil Rights leader, more controversy plagues the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial that was erected on DC’s National Mall this summer. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the memorial’s inscription will be corrected.
Today, the Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial opened in the nation’s capital. The project includes a 28 ft tall granite monument on the National Mall carved by Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin. It is the first monument to a non-US president on the National Mall and the first dedicated to a black American, except, well, it is memorialized in white … to fit in, we assume.