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Changing America Exhibition

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Changing America: 1863 - The Emancipation Proclamation bannerChanging America: 1963 - The March on Washingon banner

Two events, separated by 100 years, are linked together in the larger story of freedom and the American experience.

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963
December 14, 2012 - September 7, 2014

 

 Library of CongressExhibit Resources

Learn more about the traveling version of the Smithsonian’s Changing America exhibit, which is touring the nation as part of Created Equal.

Read the Press Release on the exhibit

 


Changing America Venues

You can use this page to search for a Changing American venue in your area. Any questions about the venue, event details, or location, should be directed to the contact information provided below.

2014
Opening Date Venue Contact
January 27, 2014 Peoria Public Library (309) 497-2186
RobertaKoscielski@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us
http://www.peoriapubliclibrary.org/
107 NE Monroe
Peoria, IL 61602-1021
January 31, 2014 Richmond-Miles Museum (336) 694-6241
rgriffin@caswellcountync.gov
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-Miles-History-Museum/155176781347908
15 Main Street
Yanceyville, NC 27379-0278
March 19, 2014 University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast (228) 214-3423
shugana.campbell@usm.edu
http://www.usm.edu/gc
118 College Dr, #5157
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
March 24, 2014 Moline Public Library (309) 524-2470
lwilliams@molinelibrary.org
http://molinelibrary.com
3210 41st Street
Moline, IL 61265
May 14, 2014 Promise Land Community Club (615) 707-2130
gilbertsk@bellsouth.net
http://www.promiselandtn.com
4324 Highway 48 North
Charlotte, TN 37036
May 14, 2014 Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion (313) 870-1500
fsampson@miroundtable.org
http://www.miroundtable.org
525 New Center One
Detroit, MI 48202
July 9, 2014 Springfield-Greene County Library District (417) 616-0564
briang@thelibrary.org
http://www.thelibrary.org
4653 S. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65810
July 9, 2014 Louisville Public Library (330) 875-1696
jbuydos@louisvillelibrary.org
http://louisvillelibrary.org/
700 Lincoln Ave.
Louisville, OH 44641
September 3, 2014 Arkansas State University (870) 972-2766
asheppard@astate.edu
http://www.astate.edu/a/library

State University, AR 72467
September 3, 2014 Miami University (513) 727-3293
burkejj@miamioh.edu
http://www.mid.miamioh.edu/library/createdequal.htm
4200 N. University Blvd.
Middletown, OH 45042
October 29, 2014 Avon Free Public Library (860) 673-9712 x235
tpanik@avonctlibrary.info
http://www.avonctlibrary.info/
281 Country Club Rd.
Avon, CT 06001
October 29, 2014 Nicholls State University (985) 448-4670
hayley.johnson@nicholls.edu
http://www.nicholls.edu/library/
906 E First St
Thibodaux, LA 70310
2015
Opening Date Venue Contact
January 7, 2015 Tarrant County College District (817) 515-3081
tracey.minzenmayer@tccd.edu
http://blogs.tccd.edu/southeastlibrary/
1500 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
January 7, 2015 Dover Public Library (302) 736-7030
michelle.hughes@lib.de.us
http://www.cityofdover.com/Home-Library/
35 Loockerman Plaza
Dover, DE 19901
March 4, 2015 History Colorado (719) 583-0453
dawn.diprince@state.co.us
http://www.elpueblohistorymuseum.org
301 N Union Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003
March 4, 2015 Pease Public Library (603) 536-2616
rmateyk@peasepubliclibrary.org
http://www.peasepubliclibrary.org
1 Russell Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
April 29, 2015 State Historical Society of North Dakota (701) 328-2792
eholland@nd.gov
http://history.nd.gov/
North Dakota Heritage Center, 612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
April 29, 2015 Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University (401) 863-5085
barrymore_bogues@brown.edu
http://brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/
194 Meeting St, Alumane Hall, Suite 004
Providence, RI 02912
June 24, 2015 African American Museum of Iowa (319) 862-2101
bwright@blackiowa.org
http://www.blackiowa.org/
55 12th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
June 24, 2015 Keene Public Library (603) 352-0157
gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us
http://www.keenepubliclibrary.org/
60 Winter Street
Keene, NH 03431
August 19, 2015 Independence Public Library (620) 331-3030
brandon@iplks.org
http://www.iplks.org/
220 East Maple
Independence, KS 67301
August 19, 2015 Hudson Valley Community College (518) 629-7388
b.hazard@hvcc.edu
https://www.hvcc.edu/lrc/
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
October 14, 2015 West Texas A&M University (806) 651-2225
mjarvis@wtamu.edu
http://www.wtamu.edu/library/
2501 4th Avenue
Canyon, TX 79016
October 14, 2015 Hudson County Community College (201) 360-4007
ASiegel@hccc.edu
http://www.hccc.edu/
25 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
December 9, 2015 Poughkeepsie Public Library District (845) 485-3445
dshon@poklib.org

93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
December 11, 2015 Los Angeles Public Library (213) 228-7576
mpotter@lapl.org
http://www.lapl.org/
Central Library, 630 W 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
2016
Opening Date Venue Contact
February 10, 2016 Harford Community College (443) 412-2495
IrBarnes@harford.edu

401 Thomas Run Rd.
Bel Air, MD 21015
February 10, 2016 Linfield College (503) 883-2517
swhyte@linfield.edu
http://www.linfield.edu/
900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
April 6, 2016 Whitworth University (509) 777-4751
jhauck@whitworth.edu
http://www.whitworth.edu/library/
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
April 6, 2016 Brooklyn Historical Society (718) 222-4111
mely@brooklynhistory.org
http://www.brooklynhistory.org/
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
June 1, 2016 Coeur d'Alene Public Library (208) 769-2315 x426
dtownsend@cdalibrary.org
http://www.cdalibrary.org/
702 E. Front Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
June 1, 2016 National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (315) 684-3262
dwillsey@twcny.rr.com
http://www.nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
July 27, 2016 Riverside African American Historical Society, Inc. (951) 342-0260
rosemayes@fairhousing.net

1425 Salmon River Road
Riveride, CA 92501
July 27, 2016 DeKalb County Public Library (404) 370-8450
wilsonk@dekalblibrary.org
http://dekalblibrary.org/
215 Sycamore St
Decatur, GA 30030
September 21, 2016 Metropolitan State University (651) 793-1285
gregory.mellas@metrostate.edu
http://www.metrostate.edu/
ICES, 700 E. 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
September 21, 2016 University of Central Florida (407) 936-1679
rosalind.beiler@ucf.edu
http://www.publichistorycenter.cah.ucf.edu/
12201 Research Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
November 16, 2016 The Civil War Museum (262) 653-4423
blobello@kenosha.org
http://www.kenosha.org/wp-civilwar/
5400 First Ave
Kenosha, WI 53140
November 16, 2016 African American Research Library and Cultural Center (954) 357-6224
dhannibal@browardlibrary.org

2650 Sistrunk Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
2017
Opening Date Venue Contact
January 25, 2017 DuPage County Historical Museum (630) 510-4941
sarabuttita@wheatonparks.org
http://www.dupagemuseum.org/
102 E Wesley
Wheaton, IL 60187
January 25, 2017 West Baton Rouge Museum (225) 336-2422 x11
davis@wbrmuseum.org
http://westbatonrougemuseum.org/
845 N. Jefferson Ave
Port Allen, LA 70767
March 22, 2017 Franklin College (317) 738-8769
mclark-wiltz@franklincollege.edu
http://www.franklincollege.edu/
101 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, IN 46131
March 22, 2017 Xavier University of New Orleans (504) 520-7655
ilachoff@xula.edu
http://www.xula.edu/library/
Xavier Library, 1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
May 17, 2017 Marengo County History and Archive Museum (334) 289-1595
morgan.grimes@demopolisal.gov
http://www.marengomuseum.com/
101 North Walnut Avenue
Demopolis, AL 36732
May 17, 2017 Racine Public Library (262) 636-9170
jessica.macphail@racinelibrary.info
http://www.racinelibrary.info
75 7th Street
Racine, WI 53403
July 12, 2017 Georgia College and State University (478) 445-4545
matt.davis@gcsu.edu
http://www.gcsu.edu/salliedavis
231 W. Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
September 6, 2017 University of Memphis (901) 785-3160
rcnnolly@memphis.edu
http://www.memphis.edu/chucalissa/
1987 Indian Village Dr.
Memphis, TN 38109
September 6, 2017 Florida Historic Capitol Museum (850) 487-1902
barton.lisa@flhistoriccapitol.gov
http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/
400 South Monroe Street, Room B-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
November 1, 2017 Waynesboro Public Library (540) 942-6746
haydenma@ci.waynesboro.va.us
http://www.waynesboro.va.us/354/Library
600 South Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
November 1, 2017 Cape Fear Museum of History and Science (910) 798-4370
agarwood@nhcgov.com
http://www.capefearmuseum.com/
814 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
2018
Opening Date Venue Contact
January 10, 2018 Nancy Carson Library (803) 279-5767
barbaraw@abbe-lib.org
http://www.abbe-lib.org/
135 Edgefield Rd
North Augusta, SC 29841

For Teachers

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Community Programs

The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America.

Changing America Exhibit

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