Witness to History: Exhibits & Events

Witness to History: The Photography of Ernest Withers - 2014 African Presence Exhibit

Welcome

In this guide, you will find information about the 2014 African Presence exhibit:
Witness to History - The Photography of Ernest Withers
at the Alvin Sherman Library.  

This guide also contains an introduction to the library's collection of works related to the civil rights movement.

For more information, call the Reference Desk: 954.262.4613

About the Exhibit

The Witness to History: The Photography of Ernest Withers exhibition features 50 photographs and related artifacts.

The collection comes to NSU from the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery in Memphis, Tennesse. 

The Witness to History exhibition will be displayed in NSU’s 2nd Floor Cotilla Gallery inside of the Alvin Sherman Library.  The exhibition is displayed with the goal to give each visitor a historical sense of the environment which influenced and directed the passing of the civil rights act of 1964.

Exhibition Credit

Withers Collection Museum and Gallery
Memphis, Tennessee

NSU Office of Advancement and Community Relations
Nova Southeastern University

FLASC: Florida Africana Studies Consortium

NSU African Presense Exhibit Committee

The Photography of Ernest Withers

Nova Southeastern University presents the exhibition “Witness to History - The Photography of Ernest Withers" from January 31, 2014 through March 16, 2014 .  This exhibition highlights the diversity of activities that ushered in the signing of the civil rights act of 1964 as capture on film by Ernest Withers.  The  varied images of people, places, & activities provide a panoramic perspective of the United States and serves as documentary of the struggle.

"Witness to History - The Photography of Ernest Withers" is part of a collection owned by the Withers Collection Museum and Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee.

Images:
1) Ray Charles, 2) Jackie Robinson, 3) Mule train of the Poor People's March on Washington  

Related Library Events

You may want to consider one or all of the following:

February 1 - March 16, 2014
The12th Annual African Presence Art Exhibition: Witness to History - The Photography of Ernest Withers
2nd floor - Cotilla Gallery

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