UTSA Libraries Supports Civil Rights Events with New Research Guides

Jan 23, 2014

By Shari A. Salisbury, Librarian

Civil Rights StruggleTwo new UTSA Libraries Research Guides have been created to support a number of courses and events taking place at UTSA this semester in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The research guide Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. serves as a companion to the NEH grant supported exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights and the film screening and discussion series Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.

Another research guide, Civil Rights in Texas, came out of a collaboration with Associate Professor Scott Sherer and the students in his "Exhibiting Civil Rights" course, for a student exhibit, currently on view at the Institute of Texan Cultures entitled, The Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas. The guides will also support the 2014 African American Studies Symposium to be held at UTSA in February.

The two research guides will provide resource support for visitors to these events, as well as to students taking courses with a civil rights focus.

 

UTSA Civil Rights Events

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights will be on view at the UTSA Art Gallery, Arts Building, UTSA Main Campus, from January 22-February 25, 2014. This program is free and open to the public.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle will feature Film Screenings of several award-winning documentaries at the UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, Southwest Room, DB 1.124. Screenings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

  • 2/4/14      The Abolitionists
  • 2/5/14      Slavery by Another Name
  • 2/11/14    The Loving Story
  • 2/12/14    Freedom Riders

Community Discussions of these films will be held at the John Peace Library, Assembly Room, 4.04.22, UTSA Main Campus, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

  • 1/21/14    Abolishing Slavery / A discussion of The Abolitionists
  • 1/28/14    The Legacy of Slavery / A discussion of Slavery by Another Name
  • 2/4/14    Civil Rights and Political Change / A discussion of The Loving Story
  • 2/11/14    Grassroots Protest / A discussion of Freedom Riders

 

The 2014 African American Studies Symposium, 100 Years Forward in African American Literary and Visual Arts, will be held at the UTSA Main Campus, Denman Ballroom, UC 2.01.28, February 20, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sessions are free and open to the public.

The Institute of Texan Cultures exhibit, The Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas, is on view from January 11 - March 30, 2014.