Member Opening: Black Resistance

02/02/2018, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

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Description:

Join us for a special panel discussion, hosted in partnership with The Collective (The CLVT), that will inspire you with the stories left in legacy by the photographs of Ernest Withers. Panelists include participants that heroically participated in strikes and sit-ins, along with children and grandchildren of those memorialized in the images who will share their personal stories of resistance.

The evening’s discussion will be introduced by Rosalind Withers, President and Board Chairman of the Withers Collection Museum and the only daughter of Dorothy and Ernest Withers.


In partnership with The Collective (The CLTV)


Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 – 2007, In Front of Clayborn Temple, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, March 28, 1968, Gelatin silver print, printed from original negative in 1999, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art purchase with funds provided by Ernest and Dorothy Withers, Panopticon Gallery, Inc., Waltham, MA, Landon and Carol Butler, The Deupree Family Foundation, and The Turley Foundation  2005.3.32 © Withers Family Trust