- UC Santa Cruz
- The Arts
I'm Walkin' For my Freedom: The Selma March for Voting Rights
Thursday, October 27: 5:00pm Special Reception and conversation
with the photographer Matt Herron and UCSC professor Martin Berger
Porter College Faculty Gallery at UCSC
October 5 - November 23, 2016
This exhibition is sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division, the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery. and all ten UCSC colleges: Porter, Kresge, Cowell, Rachel Carson, Oakes, Merrill, Stevenson, Crown, College Nine and College Ten.
In this election year the Porter College Faculty Gallery is proud to present an exhibition about the Selma to Montgomery March, the most significant of all civil rights marches and the one that led directly to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Voting Rights Act mandated federal oversight of all US counties with a history of voter discrimination against African Americans, and opened the door to voting for most Americans.
Tuesday-Saturday 12-5 p.m.
Wednesdays 12-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
During the reception on October 27, there will be a booksigning for Matt Herron's recent book, Mississippi Eyes
In 2014 he published Mississippi Eyes, the story of the Southern Documentary Project. Reviews of this book are available at: www.mattherronwriter.com.
Books will be available for sale and for signing during the reception.