I Am A Man Exhibit
I AM A MAN
Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970
January 30 – August 21, 2021
Oppression. Resistance. Hope.
Witness the hope and determination of the Civil Rights Movement in the face of oppression and violence in this photographic journey through the Civil Rights Movement across the South, including James Meredith’s integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, events surrounding the murder of Vernon Dahmer in 1966, and the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.
First shown in Montpellier, France, at the Pavillon Populaire in 2018, the exhibition was curated by William R. Ferris—the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, former chairman of the National Endowment of the Humanities, and founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.
A discussion of the I AM A MAN exhibit featuring Ferris and Two Mississippi Museums director Pamela D.C. Junior will be held virtually at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30. The program will stream live from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page. The I AM A MAN exhibit will run through August 21, 2021.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Doris Derby
The twelve photographers include:
Roland L. Freeman
James “Spider” Martin
Ernest C. Withers
Youth (ages 4–22): $8
Senior (ages 60+) or military: $13
Children under 3 years: FREE
Regular museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The museums are open free of charge on Sundays, 1–5 p.m.
COVID safety precautions include requiring all visitors to wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Masks are available on site. All public spaces have been sanitized, and thorough cleaning continues every day. Staff are on site to ensure that social distancing guidelines are maintained.