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  • Writer's pictureSheila Pree Bright

#1960now Traveling Show At Riverside Art Museum Riverside, CA

#1960Now is Sheila Pree Bright's journey documenting the responses to police shootings in Atlanta, Ferguson, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Baton Rouge. Her work shows young social activists taking a stand against the same struggles their parents and grandparents endured during the era of Jim Crow. In 2013, while photographing under-recognized living leaders of the Civil Rights movement, she made a connection between recent times and the climate of the 1960s. This dialog between past and present inspired the project. #1960Now is a series that examines race, gender, and generational divides to raise awareness of millennial perspectives on civil and human rights. As an ongoing series, Bright continues to photograph protests all over the country and the emerging young leaders affiliated with the Black Lives Matter Movement. This exhibition is organized as part of an initiative with the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California.

Click here for the virtual exhibition thru March 28, 2021 curate by Lisa Henry.

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