today in black history

October 17, 2017

Historian and journalist, Lerone Bennett, Jr., senior editor of Ebony magazine, was born in 1928 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.


Road to Freedom

One of the most significant exhibitions devoted to photography of the Civil Rights Movement will be presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibition, “Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968” will open Nov. 8 at the S. Dillon Ripley Center International Gallery on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  It will be accompanied by an exhibition of contemporary art titled “After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy” Read More