Honoring a Legacy: Women of the Civil Rights Movement:
The role of women is often overlooked when speaking of the legacy of the American Civil Rights Movement. This rotation of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection shines a light on some of these outstanding individuals. Highlight nine women who either inspired, worked alongside or influenced Dr. King, this exhibit introduces visitors to hidden figures in the fight for justice and equality.
Included in the exhibit are: Mrs. Coretta Scott King, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr. King’s literary agent, Joan Daves.
Visit the exhibit located on The Center’s first floor to learn more about the content in these cases. This is just a small sample of what you will find in the “Honoring a Legacy: Women of the Civil Rights Movement” collection.
In a proposal to move the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Citizen Education program forward, Septima Clark sought to expand the program into Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Learn about The American Civil Rights Movement and its significance
for the progress of human rights across the world.