Thursday, January 8, 2009

Freedom's Sisters

The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis will be the third stop on the tour of the exhibit "Freedom Sisters." This exhibit will be available January 24 through April 5, 2009.

Come visit Memphis for a weekend or Spring Break! Enjoy the exhibit and lots of delicious food, especially ribs or BBQ. You could eat at the famous Rendevous or Neely's (from the Food Network fame.) Last night before the University of Memphis game we ate at Pearl's Oyster House. Mmm!
I must be hungry! anyway-back on the subject.

From the website: “Freedom’s Sisters”
– Much of our national memory of the civil rights movement is embodied by male figureheads, whose visibility dominated newspaper and television coverage in the 1950s and 60s. Missing from that picture is a group of extraordinary women who shaped much of the spirit and substance of civil rights in America.

“Freedom’s Sisters,” a collaboration between SITES and the Cincinnati Museum Center, brings to life 20 African American women who have fought for equality for all Americans. Included in this exhibit are such figures as Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Fannie Lou Hamer, Dorothy Height, Coretta Scot King, Sonia Sanchez, and Kathleen Cleaver. All fought for equality for all Americans.

I am going to have my student do some projects for Black History Month using this theme. Also there is an essay contest for grades 4-8th. Click a link at the bottom of this page for more info about that.

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