The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is currently presenting “The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas. The free exhibit will close on Feb. 28.
“The Museum wanted to present this exhibit during Black History Month,” said Casey Roon, museum curator of exhibits. “We often try to follow highlighted dates to present information to the public so that it makes a connection to an event in time.”
According to Roon, the exhibit is made up of 20 vertical panels of information that features photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights.
“’The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement’ surveys the civil rights movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s,” Roon said.
Some of the panel topics include Montgomery’s integrated City Council, Jesse Jackson, Barbara Jordan, Malcolm X and Los Angeles Riot.
“The Road to the Promise Land” is on view in the Exhibit Gallery located on the Main Level of the Walker Education Center on 19th Street during museum hours. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4:30 p.m.
All SHSU students have free admission to the Museum when they present their student ID.
For more information about the exhibit contact the museum at 936.294.1832.