ACLU of North Carolina: Fifty Years of Protecting Liberty
To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of its founding in 1965, the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) is displaying a 10-panel history exhibit, ACLU of North Carolina: Fifty Years of Protecting Liberty, which chronicles the nonprofit civil liberties organization’s work defending civil liberties in North Carolina over the past half century. The exhibit, which recounts the ACLU-NC’s work on eight key civil liberties issues – free speech, voting rights, privacy rights, criminal justice reform, LGBT rights, women’s rights, racial justice, and religious liberty --will go on display at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte from April 4 through July 12, with other exhibit dates across the state to be announced in the near future. The exhibit is sponsored by the ACLU of North Carolina, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Human Rights Archive at the Rubenstein Library, and the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture. The research for the exhibit was compiled by Amanda Hughett, and it was designed by Pam Chastain and Jim Jarvis.
The ACLU of North Carolina is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving and expanding the guarantees of individual liberty found in the United States and North Carolina Constitutions and related federal and state civil rights laws. With more than 12,000 members and supporters throughout the state and an office located in Raleigh, the organization achieves its mission through advocacy, public education, community outreach, and when necessary, litigation.