For the first time, residents of Alpine and the surrounding area will have the chance to view the Humanities Texas exhibition The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement at the Museum of the Big Bend (400 North Harrison Street). Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, the exhibition surveys the civil rights movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s. The exhibition opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16, and remain on view until February 29. The museum, which is part of Sul Ross State University, has been collecting and exhibiting artifacts of the vast Big Bend region for more than seventy years.
For those in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the exhibition will also be on display at the Lewisville Public Library (1197 West Main Street) from January 2 to February 12.
For more information on these and other Humanities Texas exhibitions and events, visit our events calendar.