Special & Rotating Exhibits

On-Site Exhibits

"And Still, I Rise!"
Permanent Exhibit

Included in the museum's permanent galleries is And Still, I Rise!, a tribute to an outstanding array of celebrated artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and civic figures who broke racially restrictive barriers
during the Jim Crow era.

Features 11 wrap-around
panels.

Located on the First Floor of the Museum.

"And Still, Rise!" requires a Museum admission to view. Guests may also see the original and iconic 1929 F. W. Woolworth art-deco staircase while exploring the exhibit.

"Sit-In Nation"

Sponsored by The Fresh Market

This exhibit highlights a brief overview of the history of the sit-in protest and its impact on the American Civil Rights Movement. 

Features 10 banners with imagery and descriptions.

Both physical and digital versions are available for the public.

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Available as a public front-window exhibit.

"Sit-In Nation" is available free-of-charge as a public educational resource, and can be found on the South Elm Street side of the Museum.

"March on Washington"

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest demonstration for human rights in U.S. history, was a protest of vast proportions designed to bring attention to the systematic inequalities and disenfranchisement of African-Americans promulgated by Jim Crow laws.

Features 9 banners with imagery and descriptions. 

Located on the Lower Level of the Museum.

"March on Washington" requires a Museum admission to view. 

Virtual Exhibits

Helen Suzman:
Fighter for Human Rights

Helen Suzman was a member of the South African Parliament for 36 years, from 1953-1989. She was the sole opposition voice condemning apartheid during the 13-year period (1961-1974) when she was the governing body’s only member of the Progressive Party. This exhibition explores nearly four decades of Suzman’s life and vision through photographs, personal letters, quotations from speeches and news articles.

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