Ernest C. Withers I Am A Man, Sanitation Workers Assemble Outside Clayborn Temple, Memphis, TN For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s. For All the World to See includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book.

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Online Film Festival
Explore film’s historic role in examining the problem of racism and segregation and in influencing the fight for equality and justice.
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The Book
The Book
Explore the companion book to
For All the World to See and read
a sample chapter.
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News + Events
Information on exhibition venues, press and upcoming events.
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