Exhibits & Programs
Road to the Promised Land exhibit
Dates: permanent exhibit
Location: Ekstrom Library, Second Floor
The "Road to the Promised Land" documents the struggle for African-American civil rights; and includes photographs, quotations and historical descriptions, beginning with the arrest of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott and ending with the March on Washington, the assassination of Dr. King, and his continued legacy.
The King exhibit was designed by the Texas Humanities Resource Center, Austin. Consultants for the project were Professor Thavolia Glymph, Department of History, University of South Carolina; and Professor John Warfield, Center for African/African-American Studies, University of Texas at Austin.
Photographs similar to those the exhibit can be found in the UofLibraries' Photographic Archives, which is located on the lower level of Ekstrom Library. The Photo Archives includes many images documenting the struggle for civil rights in the Louisville area, including the photographic collection of The Louisville Defender, Louisville's African-American newspaper, which first published in 1933.
Reflections: Body Image & the American Woman
Date: February 2003
A three-dimensional visual exhibit including sculpture, resources and images of body image in popular media. The exhibit illustrated the effects of artificially constructed ideals of acceptable body image on women in American society. Curated by Katrina Butcher, Ekstrom Library.