Highlander’s 75-year history of working for social, economic, and racial justice are the focus of “Highlander Center: Weaving Threads of Justice Exhibit and Program Series” at the Richard B. Russell Library Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia.
The exibit includes Highlander’s 75th-anniversary timeline, photographs from Highlander’s archives, historic film footage from Highlander’s 25th anniversary in 1957, recorded samples of protest songs from the labor and civil rights movements, and a wide array of books, articles, and other materials developed by Highlander on issues related to human rights, social justice, and community activism.
In conjunction with the exhibit, the Russell library is also presenting a series of six films, lectures, and performances on topics related to Highlander’s work. These include a presentation on “The Untold Story of Women’s Leadership at Highlander” by Colleen McDermott; a talk about Highlander’s current work, “The South and Appalachia — Linking to the World,” by Susan Williams, coordinator of Highlander’s library/resource center; and a presentation on “Songs, Actions, and Social Justice” that will include music by long-time Highlander staff members Guy and Candie Carawan and a screening of The Telling Takes Me Home, a film about the Carawans by their daughter Heather.
The exhibit and program series began on September 14th and will run until November 30th. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, click here.