Civil Rights Photography Exhibit, NMHT Opens

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"We'll Never Turn Back," a show including the work of thirteen photographers of the Civil Rights movement, opens at the National Museum of History and Technology. It is co-sponsored by the Division of Performing Arts and Howard University. A conference, "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement," was held at the Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, January 30-February 3, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins.


  • Howard University
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Division of Performing Arts
  • We'll Never Turn Back (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981, p. 352.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," January 1980, p. 3.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


February 2, 1980


  • Photography
  • Meetings
  • Cooperation
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • African Americans

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