Poirtrait of Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks / By Marshall D. Rumbaugh / Painted limewood, 1983 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

The Struggle for Justice

Ongoing
Second floor

“The Struggle for Justice” showcases the determined men and women—from key nineteenth-century historical figures to contemporary leaders—who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.

The exhibition, featuring more than forty photographs, paintings, posters, buttons and sculptures, includes portraits of civil rights leaders Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King, Jr.; women’s-rights advocates Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Betty Friedan; Native American activist Leonard Crow Dog; cultural icons Jackie Robinson and singer Marian Anderson; United Farm Workers organizer César Chávez; gay and lesbian rights leaders (names?) and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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