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Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of this Civil Rights motion from 1830 to 1970

March 18th, 2015

Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines regarding the Civil Rights motion from 1830 to 1970
Occasion on 2015-04-08 14:00:00

From Montgomery coach boycott towards the lunch counter sit-ins to your Freedom Rides, best-selling writer Lynne Olson places a human face on civil rights battle – and implies that the face ended up being often feminine. Inside free, public McConnell Center talk, Olson will talk about many of these little-known heroines, checking out the partnership between men and women and blacks and whites over 140 years.

Olson is a national bestselling author or co-author of six books. She invested 7 years aided by the Associated Press, employed in ny, Moscow and Washington D.C. She covered national politics together with White house or apartment with the Baltimore Sun. She later taught journalism at American University.

This occasion marks the eighth of nine events inside McConnell Center’s “Debating America” lecture series.

Olson will deliver another talk on McConnell focus on her most recent book, “Those Angry times: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America’s Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941.” The woman second talk is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m., April 8, in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium.

at University of Louisville
2301 S third St
Louisville, United States

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Shadows of History: Photographs of the Civil War from the assortment of Julia J. Norrell

December 24th, 2014

Shadows of History: Photographs regarding the Civil War from assortment of Julia J. Norrell
Event on 2015-01-18 12:00:00

The US Civil War (1861-1865) was this nation's deadliest war. Significantly more than 620,000 individuals passed away from combat, accident, starvation, and disease. The total casualties through the Civil War are almost add up to all the US wars combined. The Civil War had been also the very first conflict become extensively documented by photography. People had no time before seen such effective images of peoples devastation while the destructive impact of war. Motivated by the 150th anniversary associated with the Civil War, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art gift suggestions this focused collection developed in recent years by Washington D.C. collector Julia "Judy" Norrell. The photographs included capture a wide range of topics, from geographical views, landscapes, and portraits of soldiers and officers at rest, on death and destruction inside aftermath of battles. Early tintypes, ambrotypes, albumin silver prints, and salt prints by photographers George Barnard, Isaac H. Bonsall, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, James F. Gibson, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Andrew J. Russell, David B. Woodbury, among others are within the forty-three works that comprise the exhibition.

A unique part of the collection is uncommon imagery of African People in america which calls awareness of their underappreciated role within the Civil War. To highlight the part of African People in the us in War, a significant installation piece by internationally-recognized modern musician Whitfield Lovell is roofed, which features a life-size portrait of an African United states soldier. In an adjacent gallery is a related presentation of some portraits of Abraham Lincoln by known Iowa City artist Mauricio Lasansky. These portraits have been held in book designed for this Civil War themed exhibition.

Shadows of History was first exhibited during the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., before planing a trip to the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, and also the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana. The event ended up being organized for travel by the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Regional support the event and its own extensive programming is supplied by UFG, the McIntyre Foundation, Dee Ann McIntyre, the Diamond V Mills Corporate Fund,* and also the Altorfer Machinery business Non-Endowed business Donor-Advised Fund.*

*Funds associated with the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.

at Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
410 3rd Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, United States

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History Sandwiched In: Collecting Civil Rights Manuscripts During the 1960s

November 19th, 2013

History Sandwiched In: Collecting Civil Rights Manuscripts During the 1960s
Event on 2014-02-18 00:00:00
February 18, 2014
30 N. Carroll St.
Wisconsin Historical Museum
From: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Special Event
The Wisconsin Historical Society owns one of the nation's richest archives on the civil rights movement: tens of thousands of letters, diaries, meeting minutes, phone logs, internal memos, photographs, press releases, audio tapes and other primary sources. For half a century every serious researcher on the civil rights movement has used the Society archives. Join historian Michael Edmonds to discover why this national treasure is in Wisconsin rather than Washington, D.C.

at Wisconsin Historical Museum
30 N. Carroll St.
Madison, United States

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’50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today’ (exhibit)

October 17th, 2013

’50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today’ (exhibit)
Event on 2014-01-15 00:00:00
On August 28, 1963 thousands were drawn to the National Mall to be part of what would become a historic event: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On a national level, the march spurred the passing of important civil rights legislation. Special Collections newest exhibition reviews how, 50 years later, the fight for civil rights has impacted local Tucson communities. A companion exhibition focusing on national civil rights issues is also on display in the UA Main Library from Jan. 15 – Aug. 30, 2013.

Highlights of the exhibit include national civil rights legislative documents from the Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Collections, documents from the Tucson Council for Civic Unity archive detailing the council's effort to end discrimination and segregation in Tucson and Arizona, and photographs and papers from civil rights groups and individuals representing the African American, Native American, Asian American, LGBTQ, and Mexican American communities of Tucson. An audio kiosk playing songs from the civil rights era is also part of the exhibition.

Special Collections is open Monday-Friday. Please view the gallery hours to plan your visit.

at University of Arizona Main Library
1510 E University Boulevard
Tucson, United States

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Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march], 08/28/1963

May 16th, 2013

Some cool Washington images:

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march], 08/28/1963
Image by The U.S. National Archives
Original Caption: Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march (from right to left) Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice; (seated with glasses) Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of the Demonstration Committee; (beside Robinson is) A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the demonstration, veteran labor leader who helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, American Federation of Labor (AFL), and a former vice president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); (standing behind the two chairs) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress; (wearing a bow tie and standing beside Prinz is) Joseph Rauh, Jr, a Washington, DC attorney and civil rights, peace, and union activist; John Lewis, Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; and Floyd McKissick, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality.]

Local Identifier: 306-SSM-4D(91)9

From:: Series: Miscellaneous Subjects, Staff and Stringer Photographs, compiled 1961 – 1974

Created By:: U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. (ca. 1953 – ca. 1978)

Production Date: 08/28/1963

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Repository: Still Picture Records Section, National Archives at College Park, MD

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NYC – Greenwich Village: Washington Square Park – Washington Square Arch
Image by wallyg
Washington Square Park, surrounded by New York University and a part of Greenwich Village, is typically inhabited by a variety of bohemian, intellectual, and non-traditional people. Before the Washington square was built in 1826, the area was used as a burial ground. The north side was a German cemetery, while the south side was a potter’s field (a nameless burial ground). The area was later used as a public gallows and execution ground.

Inspired by Roman triumphal arches, Washington Square Arch was erected at the northern entrance of the park in 1889 to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inaguaration. Originally designed out of wood and stucco by Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White. The original design was rebuilt in marble from 1891-92 and rededicated on May 4, 1895, standing at 77 feet (23 m) high. White’s initial, elaborate plans included a pier sculpture abutting the arch, but these designs were never completed. His spandrel panels on the north end depicting War, Peace, Fame and Posterity remained unadorned for more than twenty years. In 1916, Washington as Commander-in-Chief Accompanied by Fame and Valor by Hermon Atkins MacNeil was installed at the west plinth. Washington as President, Accompanied by Wisdom and Justice, sculpted by Alexander Stirling Calder, was installed on the east plinth two years later.

Greenwich Village Historic District National Register #79001604

Under the Washington Square Arch
Image by toddwshaffer
Washington Square Park, NYC

Shot standing directly underneath and facing straight up. You can see they use HID (white) lighting on the outside of the arch, and then incandescent (warm/yellow) light underneath. Since the marble doesn’t have a lot of color it appears as if it’s sepia toned. Took a few tries to get it perfectly aligned on all sides. This photo has not been cropped.

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What black woman sang “God Bless America” in Washington during escalating civil rights tensions?

February 5th, 2013

Question by jon.541: What black woman sang “God Bless America” in Washington during escalating civil rights tensions?
She was invited by the U.S. President at the time because she was denied the right to sing somewhere else. I don’t know if it was at the capital building or Washington Monument…?

Best answer:

Answer by Winston Chau
It was Marian Anderson. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall. Their race-driven refusal placed Anderson into the spotlight of the international community on a level usually only found by high profile celebrities and politicians. With the aid of President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Anderson performed a critically acclaimed open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to a crowd of more than 75,000 people and a radio audience in the millions.

Add your own answer in the comments!

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The Diane Rehm Show: The Gold Standard in Civic, Civil Discourse

May 12th, 2012

At 37, Diane Rehm began her radio career as a volunteer with just a high school education. Thirty-five years later, she has won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award as host of the leading NPR public affairs program, The Diane Rehm Show. Watch this exclusive behind the scenes.

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Civil Twilight – Teardrop (Live in the Boch Studio 92.9)

September 26th, 2011

Civil Twilight performing cover song Teardrop by Massive Attack in Boch Studio 929.

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Federal City Brass Band/26th NC Band Civil War Music

July 31st, 2011

Photographs from concerts parades and Civil War events. Music performed by the Federal City Band/26th North Carolina Regimental Band. The band, which portrays bandsmen of the Civil War, is based in the Baltimore-Washington area and has performed throughout the east coast. For more information go to:
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Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War

March 22nd, 2011

Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War

What can the performance of a single play on one specific night tell us about the world this event inhabited so briefly? Alexander Nemerov takes a performance of Macbeth in Washington, DC on October 17, 1863—with Abraham Lincoln in attendance—to explore this question and illuminate American art, politics, technology, and life as it was being lived. Nemerov’s inspiration is Wallace Stevens and his poem “Anecdote of the Jar,” in which a single object organizes the wilderness around it in the consciousness of the poet. For Nemerov, that evening’s performance of Macbeth reached across the tragedy of civil war to acknowledge the horrors and emptiness of a world it tried and ultimately failed to change.

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