Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964

Exhibition Website

Sep 23 2016 - Apr 28 2017

A powerful exhibition created by McLane High School's award winning Art Venture Academy students in 2014/2015 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Includes large-scale woodblock prints depicting historical events from the Civil War to the 1960's.

Included in the exhibition will be ten four by eight foot panels printed using woodblocks depicting scenes and text from Freedom Summer, a three-dimensional bus with African American historial figures and scenes symbolizing the Freedom Riders, film documentaries about Civil Rights stories, and spoken word performances exploring themes of identity.

The project served as a vehicle by which students explored how young people can unite in the face of injustice to create transformative change in themselves and their communities. While embracing a diverse student population, the project gave voice specifically to the African American population through the lens of the Civil Rights movement.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Political / Satire / Documentary
  • Student-work
  • Group show

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