The Civil Rights Movement in the Twentieth-Century ushered in the most significant social and political changes in the history of the United States. Making the Movement: Objects, Objectives and Civil Rights is an exhibit that explores how those involved in the movement achieved their objectives of ending Jim Crow segregation and disfranchisement in the United States.
The objects Americans used - pinbacks, posters, pamphlets, flyers, and mailers -reflected the changing goals and tactics of those in the struggle to get the nation to live up to its own ideal of equality under the law.
Making the Movement: Objects, Objectives, and Civil Rights is happy to be a part of the conference 'Looking Back, Moving Forward: 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement, 1964-2014.' The conference is spearheaded by the Cold Case Justice Initiative at Syracuse University College of Law. The event will also include a Poetry Jam for Civil Rights. For more information, visit the event's website.