Still I Rise: The Black IE Fight For Justice
The Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California has launched its ongoing program of exhibitions with Still I Rise, which examines the lived experience of Black residents of the Inland Empire from the Great Migration to the present. Themes of Black self-reliance, home, work, education, policing, and intersectionalism bear witness to the adversity and discrimination faced by the Black community and the strategies they used to thrive in the face of adversity. A highlight of the exhibition is the debut of three interactive story maps that use sound and video to help visitors learn about the development and growth of Black communities in the region and local civil rights leaders who have advocated for equity in housing, education, jobs, leisure and politics.
Still I Rise and the story maps were developed in partnership with the Riverside African American Historical Society. The story maps were also a project of Black Voice News.
New exhibitions are planned for this fall.
Exhibition hours: Wednesday – Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Group tours available. Call (951) 682-5307