Currently on Display
The Activist Archive: SNCC Collections in the Rubenstein Library, Februrary 21-June 17, 2018, The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery, Perkins Library
The Activist Archive will displays selections from print and manuscript collections documenting the history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) held in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. SNCC was one of the key organizations of the Civil Rights Movement, and the only one organized and led by young people. Working alongside local people in the rural South, SNCC activists worked on issues like voting rights, education, economic empowerment, and the emergence of black power. The personal papers exhibited reflect the Rubenstein’s commitment to collecting social movements and activism.
John Hope Franklin: Imprint of an American Scholar
John Hope Franklin (1915-2009) was one of the most well-known and influential scholars of his era. Over the course of his nearly seventy years as a historian, Franklin encouraged his students to explore the causes and remedies of inequality and oppression. He was the definition of a public intellectual continuously lending his scholarship and influence to causes beyond the walls of academia, and breaking countless barriers along the way. This exhibition explores Franklin’s indelible imprint on the history of our nation.
This traveling exhibit’s text and imagery draws on the rich and powerful materials contained in the John Hope Franklin papers, including photographs, documents and a timeline of selected personal and professional accomplishments.
- (5) banners
- Total linear feet: 12.5ft
- Individual banner size: 35.5” wide x 83.25” high
- Each banner is double sided printed in English, with the same text on each side
- Each panel comes in a self-contained cartridge with telescopic stand for complete flexibility in layout and easy mounting and takedown of the exhibit
- Exhibit will arrive in one crate 50” x 26” x 14”, weighting approximately 120 lbs/54.43 kgs when fully packed
Please contact John Gartrell with additional questions or to host the exhibition
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This exhibit is funded with generous support from the John Hope Franklin Centenary Committee and the Duke University Office of the Provost.