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About the Exhibit

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 examines the events leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963.  Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in the larger story of a struggle for liberty which brought together different races, classes and ideologies and had a profound impact on the generations that followed.

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Associate Professor of History, is our project scholar.

 

Dean B. Ellis Library
101 Cooley Dr.
(870) 972-3077
http://www.astate.edu/a/library/

Map & Directions

Questions?

Got questions or need more information?

Contact:

April Sheppard
(870) 972-2766
asheppard@astate.edu

or

Sherry Eskridge
(870) 972-3577
seskridge@astate.edu

Calendar of Events

September 3 -
October 17, 2014
           Traveling Exhibit
Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

Third floor, Dean B. Ellis Library

September 3, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm
 

Lecture
The Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington
Cherisse Jones-Branch, PhD, Associate Professor of History
Third floor, Dean B. Ellis Library


September 10, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Lecture
From Emancipation to Civil Rights: The Musical March to Freedom
Michael Dougan, PhD, Emeritus Professor of History
Fine Arts Auditorium


September 10, 2014
3:00 - 4:30 pm
  Musical Performance
Selected Freedom Songs

Terry "Harmonica" Bean
Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by KASU

CANCELED
September 29, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 am
 

Lecture
Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition

Michael K. Honey, Ph.D, Professor, Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History, University of Washington, Tacoma  
Spring River Room, Student Union
CANCELED - TO BE RESCHEDULED SPRING 2015


CANCELED
September 29, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm

 

Book Talk/Book Signing
Sharecropper's Troubadour: John L. Handcox, the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and the African American Song Tradition

Michael K. Honey, Ph.D, Professor, Labor and Ethnic Studies and American History, University of Washington, Tacoma  
Third floor, Dean B. Ellis Library
CANCELED - TO BE RESCHEDULED SPRING 2015


October 3 -
October 17, 2014

 

Exhibit
African American Political Cartoons, 1950-1965

Third floor, Dean B. Ellis Library


October 15, 2014
3:00 - 5:00
  Lecture/Film Viewing
“Riding for Justice:” The 1961 Freedom Rides

Cherisse Jones-Branch, PhD, Associate Professor of History
Museum 156

Changing America

We March, We Demand
We March, We Demand                                                                   Image courtesy of Library of Congress

March on Washington

1963

Sponsors

Changing America is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The tour of the exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.

 

National Endownment for the Humanities

 

American Library Association

 

Smithsonian Institution

Local Sponsor

Musical performance sponsored by KASU
 

KASU