The civil rights movement from 1954 to the 1980s changed the face of the nation, laying the groundwork for crusades by other minorities to claim their rights. The efforts to achieve equality produced a revolutionary social impact. This exhibition illustrates the movement’s enduring significance by focusing on the people and the events that made it possible.
Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement surveys the civil rights movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s. Panel topics include:
The Road to the Promised Land is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement is available in four formats:
|Content||10 double-sided panels (21” x 69”)|
11 support legs (76” tall)
|Space Requirements||150 square feet of floor space (15’ x 10’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 3 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
|Content||20 single-sided panels (21” x 69”)|
|Space Requirements||45 linear feet of wall space|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 2 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||6 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
The Road to the Promised Land press release
A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.
Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.
To book an exhibition or receive a quote, please complete the online rental form.
Call 512.440.1991 or email
*Bookings for this exhibition are currently closed for refabrication. Please check back in Spring 2022.
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