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May 15, 2003 – July 27, 2003
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Location: International Gallery, Sublevel 3
This exhibition of 115 works is a visual testament to the enduring power of King's life and work. It begins with the history of the oppression of African Americans, follows King's emergence as a religious and community leader during the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott, and continues with his progress as a world voice in nonviolent social action in the mid-1960s at the height of the Vietnam War to his assassination.
Featured are works by such artists as Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Gordon Parks, Andy Warhol, Martin Puryear, Norman Rockwell, Romare Bearden, Sam Gilliam, Robert Rauschenberg, Sue Coe, Emanuel Martinez, Faith Ringgold, Charles Alston, Thornton Dial, and Ben Shahn.
Photography is not permitted.