ECU's Joyner Library displays Civil Rights exhibit, play

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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Two events chronicling the Civil Rights movement are coming to Eastern Carolina.

The nationally touring exhibit "For All The World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" is on display at ECU's Joyner Library from September 1- October 20.

The exhibit looks at the Civil Rights movement through media, television clips, art and historic artifacts.

"We have exhibits and special collections that will actually look at the Eastern North Carolina struggle for Civil Rights. We also have an exhibit that will look at students at ECU through the lens of what that was like and the media, as well," said Asst. Director of Joyner Library Heather White.

The library is also partnering with the ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication to bring in the one man show "Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till."

The performance follows the story of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old who was murdered by white supremacists in Mississippi in 1955.

White says the story was a hinge point for the Civil Rights movement.

The performance will be on Thursday, September 19 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10.

Groups interested in seeing the performance can contact the library at (252) 328-2870.

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