Our neighbors at the Museum of African American History have a great new exhibit. It's one of a number of commemorative programs they have planned as we approach 2013 and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
This new installation celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King and other heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. Poignant scenes captured by Memphis photographer Ernest Withers include protest signs from the Civil Rights era and powerful broadsides from the Abolitionist Movement recall incredible campaigns for human liberty. These visible signs are reminders of organized peaceful resistance, including sit-ins, freedom rides, strikes, boycotts, marches and other actions to acquire citizenship rights.
Signs of Freedom is a prelude to Freedom Rising, a yearlong exhibit and programming commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, the first black soldiers from the north to serve in the Civil War.
If you're going to be in Boston anytime in the next year, come learn at the Museum of African American History. Take a look at their events page for more details.