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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     CONTACT: Patricia Parente
DATE: Tuesday, May 6, 2014                                    (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081

 

“THE ROAD TO THE PROMISED LAND:
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT”

BurlCo Library Hosts Traveling Exhibit through June 13

 

The Burlington County Library System is proud to present “The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement,” a traveling panel exhibit now on display at the County Library in Westampton.

The exhibit by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, features 20 panels of photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights. It surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s.

The Civil Rights Movement changed the face of the nation with a minimum of violence, laying the groundwork for crusades by other minorities to claim their rights. The efforts to achieve equality produced a revolutionary social impact. “The Road to the Promised Land” illustrates the movement’s enduring significance by focusing on the people and the events that made it possible.

The exhibit will remain on display in the County Library’s new Exhibit Room through June 13. Part of the main facility’s recent expansion and renovation project, the new exhibit space offers a fresh way to share stories about history, science and culture. Patrons will find a variety of interesting exhibits on display throughout the year.
The Burlington County Library is located at 5 Pioneer Boulevard off Woodlane Road in Westampton. For more information, call (609) 267-9660.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films.
For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org

 

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