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Dynamic Exhibition Highlights Impact of 1963–1975 Protest Years on Washington

Dynamic Exhibition Highlights Impact of 1963–1975 Protest Years on Washington

Media Advisory

Dynamic Exhibition Highlights Impact of 1963–1975 Protest Years on Washington

WHAT: Media preview for the exhibition "Twelve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington: 1963–1975"

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 10
11 a.m.—12:30

WHERE: Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E.

WHO: Marjorie Lightman and William Zeisel, guest curators
Joshua Gorman, collections manager, Anacostia Community Museum

The media preview will feature a brief presentation, gallery tour and Q&A for the exhibition "Twelve Years," which provides an inside look at Washington during the tumultuous period of 1963–1975—not so much as the nation's capital—but as a city seeking it own voice while buffeted by national events.

Curators Marjorie Lightman and William Zeisal focus locally on the transformative arts, music, culture and media scene, ambitious urban renewal, emerging higher—education institutions and the struggle for the rights of blacks, Latinos, women, gays, poor people and indeed Washingtonians themselves, against the backdrop of the anti—war protests and "great society" policies. Shared are stories from those who lived it and memorabilia from the period.


Media RSVP:
Marcia Baird Burris (202) 633-4876; (202) 320-1735 (cell)
bairdburrism@si.edu