The second important event is the March on Washington (MOW) which occurred in 1963. In talking about the MOW, the exhibition also talks about several movements that led up to this great event. Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Monument, A. Phillip Randolph's failed attempt in the 1940s, and the major players in organizing the MOW like Randolph, Bayard Rustin, and others.
|Center Section/intro panel that shows the two different sections. I also like the A.P.R. quote.|
|Harriet Tubman's shawl.|
|Commemoration print of the emancipation proclamation|
|Another commemoration print. I actually did some research on this object as part of my internship.|
|Transitioning to MOW side with a wonderful MLK quote.|
|A sign carried at the MOW|
|Official MOW poster I believe|
|The exhibition concludes with showing how the MOW also inspired other campaigns like the Poor People's Campaign, and the American Disabilities movement.|
Overall, I think this is one of the best exhibitions that has been sponsored by the museum. However, my one complaint would be that it is slightly cramped mainly because of how small the gallery is. The walkway between the cases felt almost claustrophobic and I'm sure was at the minimum allowance for ADA requirements.