Mothers of The Movement

Mothers of The Movement

Celebrating Moms in May

In an effort to explore the many ways in which mothers have both shaped the Civil Rights Movement and been affected by some of its most violent events, BCRI featured Mothers of the Movement (MOM) - a special weekend installation on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th. We offered appreciation to mothers for their important role as standard bearers and keepers of culture across diverse communities. The experience offered a way to envelop moms in the story of civil rights and take stunning photos at our decorative vignette. Mothers who visited our historic galleries on May 6th and 7th were offered a floral gift to take home. Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by New York Times best-selling author, Anna Malaika Tubbs is available in our bookstore. This groundbreaking and essential debut is scholar, Anna Malaika Tubbs, celebratory homage to Black motherhood that tells the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes - an inspiring and insightful read is the perfect gift for mom.


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