The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey has brought its exhibit “A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey” to the Main Library. The exhibit will be located on the Main Library’s first floor through August and can be viewed during normal library hours of operation.
The exhibit is a series of freestanding panels with images and text chronicling some of the key events and personalities that helped define New Jersey’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. It includes explorations of the urban unrest in Camden, Newark and nationally; the struggle to secure voting rights in the South, highlighted by the protests at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City; and panels celebrating the first Miss Black America Pageant, which was staged in Atlantic City in 1968.
This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Additional support provided by the Stockton University 2020 Initiative Fund, the School of General Studies, the School of Arts & Humanities, and the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey.