"Speak What Must Be Spoken" exhibit

With the theme of black art and activism, the "Speak What Must Be Spoken" exhibit emerged from the collaboration of Emory's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory Libraries' Campus and Community Relations team, and Graduation Generation in Emory's Center for Civic and Community Engagement.

The traveling exhibit debuted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, which is part of the Atlanta Public Schools, in 2019. The installation includes accompanying curricular materials supporting not only K-12 fine arts classes but also the social studies and English/language arts curriculum.


The "Speak What Must Be Spoken" exhibit has engaged countless students and adults, provided sustainable programming through curricular materials tied to the Billops-Hatch online exhibit, and fostered increased awareness in the schools and community of the importance of social justice activism through the arts.

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