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Powerful and moving personal stories revealed the circumstances that lead 'ordinary' people to take action for social justice in this interactive exhibition which featured music, audio and photography.
Journey to Justice showed how the US civil rights movement helped to move people in the UK and the rest of the world to fight for their rights and make significant social and political change. It told the extraordinary and moving stories of some of the less well-known women, men and children involved in US and UK struggles for freedom.
The exhibition showed how social justice can be led by 'people like us' and includes interviews, artwork and zines (DIY publications via which activists can make their own news) produced by local people.
Image: The National Welfare Rights Organization marching to end hunger as part of the Poor People’s Campaign, 1968. Jack Rottier photograph collection, George Mason University Libraries.
Check the Journey to Justice website for details of where this touring exhibition can be seen.
In these videos Carrie Supple describes how Journey to Justice help to inspire people to take action and Marcia Saunders describes her role as civil rights worker and what she got out of the experience. Michelle Charters and Councillor Ann O'Byrne talk about the importance of people power and community activism. Marcia's story was told in the exhibition and in the local strand you could see 'visual minutes', documenting Michelle's experiences.
Of Rights and Resistance
The exhibition included artwork by students Kirsty Buckley and Max Palmer from Liverpool John Moores University, created in response to the International Slavery Museum's collections as part of the Of Rights and Resistance project. Find out more about the project in this video.
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