Changing America

Changing America: 1863-1963

Changing America

March 24, 2014 (All day) - May 1, 2014 (All day)
Where: 
Gandy Cultural Center, Gulf Coast Library, Gulf Park campus, Long Beach, Mississippi
Price: 
free
Contact:
Shugana Williams shugana.campbell@usm.edu 228.214.3423
Charting the course of civil rights in America, Changing America takes a look at two seminal events in this historic journey: the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington.
One hundred years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, yet these two events are profoundly linked. Both events were the results of people demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. In both Americans can take inspiration from those who marched toward freedom.
The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus is one of the selected sites to host the six-week exhibit from March 24-May1, 2014. Located in the Gulf Coast Library, the exhibit will feature throughout its run thought-provoking events and discussions.