Since March 22, the library at Xavier University of Louisiana has hosted “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963,” a traveling exhibit that examines the relationship between two movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the March on Washington in 1963. Because of these movements, blacks and African Americans created decades of bold actions, resistance, organization and vision. Despite the hundred years that separate them, both events have impacted and inspired the following generations.
Throughout the library, curved statures almost twice the size of the average woman are set up, displaying facts. On each side of the red, black, and navy blue posters are the years, along with facts detailing what happened during that year.
The exhibit will be open through May 5 in the library. The exhibit is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the weekends. On March 29 and April 5, there will be a lecture led by Dr. Shamul Huda and Dr. Sinegal-DeCuir starting at 3p.m. in the library