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Road to the Promised Land

February 26, 2014

The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to the 1980s changed the face of the nation, laying the groundwork for crusades by other minorities to claim their rights. The efforts to achieve equality produced a revolutionary social impact. This exhibition illustrates the movement’s enduring significance by focusing on the people and the events that made it possible.

Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s. Panel topics include:

  • Rosa Parks today
  • Montgomery’s integrated City Council
  • Marian Wright Edelman
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Environmental racism
  • Barbara Jordan
  • Malcolm X
  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Los Angeles Riot
  • Lorraine Motel as museum
  • King Center in Atlanta

The Road to the Promised Land is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information regarding this event:

Contact: Lone Star College-Kingwood Phone: (281) 312-1691
Lone Star College-Kingwood
20000 Kingwood Drive
kingwood, TX 77339
United States
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