Ruth J. Simmons Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

Unfinished BusinessJohn Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Carriage House Gallery 
357 Benefit Street, Providence, Rhode Island
On Display through February 8th, 2019

The Civil Rights Movement (The Southern Freedom Movement) was a catalyst for social change in America disrupting the legal system of Jim Crow and racial segregation. It was composed of ordinary Black women, men and children, many of whom placed their lives on the line to fight the laws of racial segregation.  In this exhibition we tell the story of the relationship  between the Black organizing tradition and the movement.  We trace the tradition from the moment of emancipation until the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson. It is a story not often told, yet it is a necessary one for our times.

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