Opening Reception of "Freedom Now: Houston Retraces the Civil Rights Movement" and "The Whole World Was Watching"

Hester + Hardaway Photographers Fayetteville Texas

The civil rights-era photographs in this exhibition – by Dan Budnik, Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Bob Adelman, and Elliott Erwitt – were selected from 230 images given to the museum by Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil. The images document the changes that swept the United States in the 1960s.

The opening of the exhibition at the Menil will feature music by Tierney Malone, a performance of freedom songs and opening remarks by Reverend William A. Lawson. A selection of these photographs will also be seen at the African American Library at the Gregory School (1300 Victor Street).

This event also part of the "Freedom Now: Houston Retraces the Civil Rights Movement" Project, serving as the kick-off for a yearlong community initiative to commemorate the 50th year of the Freedom Riders efforts.



The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free
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