A unique art exhibit opens this weekend in the Bronx that focuses on the civil rights movement.
The exhibit really is unique because some of the images were captured by famous photographers, while others taken by average people who happened to be at the march on Washington in 1963. They show things that have never been seen before.
The result is a powerful collection that makes you wonder what if?
The images, which include the arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and protesters getting hosed, are the building blocks of our history. It is a sobering bridge to the past.
The “Road to Freedom” exhibit covers the Civil Rights era from 1956 to 1968, featuring some of the most prominent leaders of that time, like an image of the Reverend Jesse Jackson heading to Memphis, reading about the assasination of Dr. King.
A story is also told through the faces, eyes and actions of everyday people.
It’s the first time another Levy photo of the march on Washington in 1963 has been shown.
The Road to Freedom showcases 130 photographs and will also feature one-of-a-kind memorabilia. It’s on a national tour and opens in the Bronx Sunday. It runs through August 11.
For more information, visit the museum’s website here.