More than 50 black and white photographs of civil rights leaders are on view at the Loves Jazz and Art Center through August 25th.
Selma to Montgomery: Marching Along the Voting Rights Trail is being offered as a lead-in to the November elections. Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Belafonte, and Ralph Abernathy are included in the exhibit. Program Director Janet Ashley says the photographs offer visitors the opportunity to see and feel an important moment in our nation’s history.
"Selma to Montgomery is about the three marches that took place in 1965 from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama, marching for voting rights. They enlisted the help of Dr. Martin Luther King and then they brought together a lot of civil rights people, leaders. Union leaders and people came together and they marched.”
The center is offering a North Omaha Youth Power 2012 Mock Election at the end of this month as part of the event. State Senator Brenda Council and Former State Senator Ernie Chambers will speak to the kids and answer their questions. Council and Chambers are running for the District 11 seat in the Legislature.
On July 31st, the kids will cast their votes for the candidate they think is the best.
For more information on the Selma to Montgomery Exhibit, the website is www.lovesjazzartcenter.org .