The Library of Birmingham is hosting a multi-media travelling exhibition focused on the US civil rights movement (including Quaker Bayard Rustin) and its links with the UK. Organised by ‘Journey to Justice’ a human rights education charity the exhibition is available to view for free from 7th Feb – 27th April 2020.
The exhibition tells the stories of some of the less well-known men, women and children involved in the movement, people of all ages and ethnicities, whose voices are not often heard but without whom it would not have happened – people like ‘us’.
The exhibition examines what leads people to become and stay active in campaigns and what makes a human rights movement succeed. There is also a section telling the story of a local campaign for justice in the West Midlands.