Morven Museum & Garden

Let Your Motto Be Resistance

Martin Luther King Jr. with Coretta Scott King, Yolanda Denise King , 1956, Dan Weiner (1919–1959), National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Martin Luther King Jr. with Coretta Scott King, Yolanda Denise King, 1956, Dan Weiner (1919–1959), National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution


Let Your Motto Be RESISTANCE: African-American Portraits

July 4 – September 27, 2009


sponsors:

Metlife foundation, NRG energy inc., 

“The exhibition, national tour and catalog were made possible by a generous grant from lead sponsor MetLife Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.” - From description from Exhibit release.



 

The exhibition consists of 69 modern prints made from the National Portrait Gallery's collection highlighting 150 years of African American resistance in the U.S. The exhibition was organized by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, the International Center of Photography in New York and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. "Let Your Motto Be Resistance" is based on the exhibition of the same name that features 100 original photographs. It was presented at the International Center of Photography in 2007 and the National Portrait Gallery from 2007–2008.