Library Lobby Display: African American Civil Rights Before and Beyond: Inspiring Insights and Stories Yes, There’s An App For That!

Known as the “Father of Black History” Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) established Negro History week in February 1926 to recognize the many contributions of Black people to the United States and the world, contributions other than slavery.  In 1976, this celebration was expanded to the entire month of February in recognition of these many accomplishments.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected the theme “Civil Rights in America”   to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  This month’s lobby exhibit focuses on the stories and lives of these ordinary men and women from that movement on until today.

Display coordinated by:
Ida D. McGhee, MLS
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University Libraries


Image: A 17 year old student and Civil Rights demonstrator in Birmingham, Alabama is beaten by policemen and attacked by their K-9 dogs on May 6, 1963.  This photo appeared on the front page New York Times the following day. Hudson, B. (1963, May 6). [Untitled photograph of protester being attacked by police dogs]. Retrieved January 27, 2012 from

Friday, February 28, 2014

Carothers Library, Lobby
15 Lippitt Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

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