Don’t miss the opportunity to tour the Maltz Museum’s exhibit of “This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement,” a striking display of more than 150 photographs depicting the fight for equality and empowerment, on Wednesday, March 22, at 6:00pm-8:00pm. Includes free exhibit admission ($10 value) and light hors d’oeuvres compliments of the Mandel School Alumni Association.
This event is open to all alumni, students, faculty and staff, who can visit and network from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., then will go on a docent-led tour of the exhibit. It is part of the Mandel School’s Social Work Month celebration.
This Light of Ours exposes the historic Civil Rights Movement’s struggle against race-based disenfranchisement through remarkable black-and-white photographs. The striking images from the Center for Documentary Expression and Art are the work of nine very different photographers who lived within the Southern Freedom Movement and documented the stories and experiences of its less recognized heroes—the local people and student activists who bravely stood up to change America.
Depicting the fight for equality and empowerment, the 150+ photographs also resonate with issues currently facing our nation around civil rights, cultural divides, and police violence.