The exhibit, FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE: VISUAL CULTURE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, is scheduled to open at the International Center of Photography in New York City on May 21, 2010. The show will remain on view until September 12, 2010. Additionally the New York Public Library will host the exhibition's associated film festival and educational programs at two of its Manhattan venues—the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem—as well as in its branch libraries across the five boroughs.
The exhibition will travel to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution and other venues before concluding its national tour at CADVC.
Curated by CADVC Senior Research Scholar Maurice Berger and co-organized with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights represents the first comprehensive exhibition and publication to look at the role played by visual images in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for civil rights in the United States.
For All The World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is comprised of over 250 objects, including posters, photographs, graphic art, magazines, newspapers, books, pamphlets, political buttons, comic books, toys, postcards, and clips from film, newsreels, and television.