Columbus Hosts Traveling Civil Rights Exhibit ‘Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma’
COLUMBUS, MISS. (Oct, 29 2013)— Dream 365, Columbus Arts Council, and Columbus-Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCVB) are partnering to bring the exclusive traveling Civil Rights Exhibit, “Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma” to Columbus in January 2014 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center.
The inspirational traveling Civil Rights Exhibit will open in Columbus on January 9, 2014 with a gallery reception hosted by the Columbus Arts Council. The exhibit will be on display at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main Street, located in Historic Downtown Columbus for the entire month of January and will be free and open to the public during regular Arts Council hours.
“We are thrilled to offer our gallery space to host this important exhibit which will allow citizens of Mississippi and Alabama the opportunity to experience the historical significance of the events of this important time,” said Tina Sweeten-Lunsford, Executive Director, Columbus Arts Council.
The exhibit commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by showcasing events that revealed the best and worst of humanity and Birmingham’s brave citizens that fought for equality.
“Columbus is pleased to have the opportunity to host the very historic and educational Civil Rights Exhibit. We will have many local and out-of-state visitors traveling to this exhibit to learn more about the movement that changed the world,” said Nancy Carpenter, CCVB CEO-Executive Director.
On January 13, the week-long Dream 365 MLK Celebration will kick off with a reception and special evening tour of the exhibit. The reception is one of many inspirational activities taking place during the week-long Dream 365 MLK Celebration from January 13-20, 2014. Other activities include a Community Volunteer Day, Youth Oratorical Contest, Jazz & Spoken Word, Comedy Show, Spelling Bee, Film Night, and the 8th Annual Commemorative Breakfast with Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III.
“The exhibit is significant to the Dream 365 MLK Celebration. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate those who sacrificed so much to make this movement happen. I hope everyone takes this opportunity to visit the exhibit and attend other activities taking place during the week,” said Dream 365 Director, Learnard Dickerson.
For more information about the Civil Rights Exhibit, The Rosenzweig Arts Center and Dream 365, please visit www.50yearsforward.com, www.columbus-arts.org and www.dream365.info.
Dream 365 is a community volunteer committee responsible for hosting events during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations and awarding scholarships to deserving students in the Columbus, Mississippi area. Dream 365 has been named four times among the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Events.