Making the Movement: Objects, Objectives, and Civil Rights was created by David L. Crane, M.A. The project is funded by donations and merchandise sales and seeks to preserve the artifacts from one of the most important periods in American history. Activists, leaders, and everyday citizens used the objects in this exhibit to combat Jim Crow and to achieve the objectives of ending segregation and disfranchisement.

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David L. Crane, M.A.

David L. Crane is the founder and curator of Making the Movement: Objects, Objectives, and Civil Rights. He is a history instructor at Alamance Community College in North Carolina. He is the author of the forthcoming companion book to the exhibit: .

He is also the author of Become As One People: Colonial Identifications for Native Americans in the Carolinas, 1540-1790, which was published by Lambert Academic Publishing and is available for purchase on