Civil Rights Movement

Jean Birkenstein/Duluth Art Institute

Tonight's reception at the Duluth Art Institute celebrates the opening of three stunning art exhibits.

One of the artists has inspired a year-long project with middle school students ... and for more on her extraordinary story ... we turned to her son, Robin Washington.

You can read more about Jean Birkenstein here.

Archives Foundation (via Flickr)

  On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, many are not only reflecting on the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s but are also comparing it to the current Black Lives Matter movement.  

photo by Sam Alvar

Women's Words on February 3, 2013 featured Duluthian Sue Sojourner reading an excerpt from her new book Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi that has been published this month by the University Press of Kentucky.

Women's Words: February 3, 2013: Sue Sojourner