In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

Event Date: 
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom
Event Cost: 

Free--registration required. 

Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues.

How can we work together to protect voting rights? Together with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we will explore the legislative and cultural history of voting rights from the Reconstruction Era to the present. Our conversation will center on a popular print from 1870 commemorating the Fifteenth Amendment and the pen President Lyndon B. Johnson used to sign the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law. Free—Registration required.