On Juneteenth weekend, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights will unveil a brand new exhibition entitled, “A Legacy of Creative Protest: King & Youth Activism.” The exhibit demonstrates how a generation of activists have been fueled by our hometown hero’s incomparable story and work.
Located at the center’s Voice to the Voiceless Gallery, visitors will be welcomed by an impressive art piece by Paula Scher and Abbot Miller (pictured above). The gorgeous metal sculpture features engravings in King’s handwriting and is beautifully illuminated by light.
The exhibit follows youth activists who were inspired Dr. King’s rally for equality, and helped to transform political landscapes from the Civil Rights era to present-day through innovative means of protest.
Through their innovation, the youth of the 1960s galvanized and elevated the movement, subsequently inspiring Dr. King to explore new and creative ways of protesting as well, leaving a legacy that spanned the test of time.
Checking out this incredible new exhibition is one of the many things you could do over Juneteenth weekend. However, you’ll be able to witness the exhibit until December 2022.