EXHIBIT: A Time for Change — Civil Rights In South Jersey

Posted on: January 26, 2017, by :

From South Jerseyans’ pilgrimage to the 1963 March on Washington, to Freedom Summer on the Boardwalk

At AAHMSNJ Newtonville

Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Road Newtonville, NJ 08346

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Thinking of the civil rights movement does not typically conjure images of South Jersey.  But our region touched – and was touched by – the national struggle for African-American equality. 

Explore South Jersey’s role in the civil rights movement, from local desegregation and anti-discrimination movements, to iconic national events such as the 1964 Democratic National Convention protests in Atlantic City.  “A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey” highlights these and more.  

From South Jerseyans’ pilgrimage to the historic March on Washington in 1963 to Freedom Summer’s arrival on the Boardwalk in the summer of 1964.  From the first Miss Black America pageant in 1968, to the origins of Martin Luther King Day that same year.  From local desegregation efforts to the Camden riots. 

Find out more about these historic events by visiting “A Time for Change: Civil Rights in South Jersey,” sponsored by Stockton University and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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