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Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years—The Eugene Story

Tuesday, November 19 at 11:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through May 10, 2020

Museum of Natural and Cultural History
1680 E 15th Avenue, Eugene, OR

Racing to Change chronicles the civil rights movement in Eugene, Oregon, during the 1960s and 1970s—a time of great upheaval, conflict, and celebration as new voices clashed with traditional organizations of power. Co-developed by the Museum of Natural and Cultural History and Oregon Black Pioneers, the exhibit illuminates legacies of racism and the unceasing efforts of Oregon's Black communities to bring about change. 

Through photographs, recorded interviews, and historical archives, Racing to Change explores how racist policies and attitudes created a pressing need for bold civil rights activism in Eugene. Firsthand accounts from movement organizers, former UO students, elected officials, and other members of Oregon's black communities paint a vivid picture of the area's past, and urge us to take part in building a more just future. On view through May 10, 2020.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Exhibit, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Diversity, Black and African American, Recurring

Departments

Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Families, Graduate Students, New Students, Alumni, Employers

Website

https://mnch.uoregon.edu/exhibits/rac...

Cost

Free for UO students, faculty, and staff. General admission $6, youths and seniors $4, families $12.

Hashtag

#RacingtoChange

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