• JANUARY 16 - SEPTEMBER 5
  • Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    January 16, 2021 and September 5, 2021
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    January 16, 2021 and September 5, 2021
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Adults: $12; Seniors: $10; Active Military & Students; Children under 6: FREE
  • Free General Admission for Mobile County Residents on Thursdays; Free General Admission for MMofA Members

Venue

Event Description

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. These photographs are lent to MMofA by the Gordon Parks Foundation. Throughout the exhibition, MMofA is also partnering with area African American organizations on programs in various disciplines: film, poetry, visual arts and civil rights history.

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