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Humboldt Museum Presents "We Shall Not Be Moved" Exhibit

By news@wbbjtv.com
By 7 Eyewitness News Staff

The Tom and Stigall Ethnic Library and Museum gave 7 Eyewitness News a sneak peak at the "We Shall Not Be Moved" exhibit. The Tennessee State Museum produced the traveling exhibit which focuses on sit ins which many believe ignited the civil rights movement in Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and Humboldt.

Photos can be seen all around the room, capturing moments of prejudice and courage. Organizers said they hope schools and organizations will bring young students to the exhibit to learn about how life was like for people of color decades ago.

"I think when they find out what happened and what transpired because they really don't know, and this will be enlightening to them. This will give them a greater concern about and more knowledge about what happened during this period in time in our history," said Exhibit Chairman Johnny Cyrus.

The exhibit opens next Thursday June 14th and runs through August 26th. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

To schedule group visits call Jerry Marable at (731) 424-5249.
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