Last Weekend: “For All The World To See”


The Presence Of The Past   

Sunday is the last day to see the Smithsonian exhibit For All The World To See: Visual Culture & The Struggle For Civil Rights.   The show documents how multiple forms of media dealt, or didn’t, with race and power up to and during the civil rights era.  It could be a wonderful education for your child beaten down by pablum about Martin Luther King, with the caution that you should think about how old a child to bring.

The title comes from the aftermath of Emmett Till’s 1955 lynching in Missippi, when his mother released photos of the horribly beaten body, and helped launch the modern civil rights era.  That and other images children might find disturbing are shown.

:  Last weekend for civil rights history exhibit

When: 10 am to 5 pm, special 10 am to 7:30 pm for November 25-27

Where: Smithsonian American History Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing

Cost:  Free

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