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Online Exhibition: Unfinished Business: The Long Civil Rights Movement

May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Unfinished Business: The Long Civil Rights Movement, an exhibition curated by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University (CSSJ) and presented on loan by the Center for Reconciliation (CFR), explores the Civil Rights Movement (The Southern Freedom Movement), a catalyst for social change in America that disrupted the legal system of Jim Crow and racial segregation. It was composed of ordinary Black women, men and children, many of whom placed their lives on the line to fight the laws of racial segregation. Unfinished Business tells the story of the relationship between the Black organizing tradition and the movement from the moment of emancipation until the presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson. It is a story not often told, yet it is a necessary one for our times.

In partnership with the CSSJ, the CFR is glad to share this gripping and timely exhibition through digital resources. Click here to view the exhibition installation, read the exhibition catalogue, watch panel discussions, and more!


May 1, 2020
April 30
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Center for Reconciliation
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice