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Selections from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection are on public display in the Voice to the Voiceless Gallery, where visitors can view the personal papers and items of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Current exhibitions are featured below.
Now Is the Time: Remembering the Legacy of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom presented during the 60th anniversary year of the March, seeks to transport you to August 28, 1963, when 250,000 Americans of all backgrounds and all parts of the country gathered on the National Mall to demand civil and economic rights. In its aftermath, the March would come to “transform the national landscape” and provide Americans with a new concept of the American dream, as defined by Dr. Martin Luther King’s soaring, iconic and improvised words: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
A Legacy of Creative Protest: King & Youth Activism demonstrates how a generation of youth activists, inspired by Dr. King’s rally for equality, 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.