We continue Museum week with an installation that lives in a few museums. Commissions by Comcast NBCUniversal “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” honors the legacy and impact of the people who championed racial equity in the United States. The initial goal of the interactive was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech became a rallying cry for the movement.
We curated nearly 300 videos filled with gripping firsthand accounts, historical moments, and emotional testimonies, many of them never seen before. The key to the interactive archive is the filter with which people can find certain videos. Word of mouth spread among civil rights museums around the country, looking for ways to buttress their current exhibitions. You can now explore the interactive archive in several locations across the US, including The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, and online.