The Drum Major Instinct: Continue the March

On display at the Center for Civil and Human Rights from June 16 to September 9, 2018

The Drum Major Instinct: Continue The March In the 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., how have we, as a society, honored his legacy? The Drum Major Instinct exhibit focuses our attention on the issues that threaten civil rights in Atlanta today, while telling individual stories of those who have heeded Dr. King’s call to serve.

Beginning with the Drum Major Instinct sermon and the National Poor People’s Campaign, step into three immersive virtual reality experiences to understand the development of poverty within our city and be inspired by a generation of student activists who have taken matters into their own hands.

About the Curatorial Team:

  • Megan Lienau; Senior at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
  • Bryce Jones; Junior at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
  • Caroline Qatsha; Sophomore at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
  • Oliver Schoest; Sophomore at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
  • Skyler Tiffin; Sophomore at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

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