Launch at the Crocker Art Museum & Call for Submissions

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Travis Somerville, 1963, 2009. Mixed media installation with found objects and video, 84 x 144 in. Crocker Art Museum. Purchase with funds provided by Deborah and Andrew Rappaport.

We are excited to announce that the official kick-off launch of TrueStory will be held at the Crocker Art Museum on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be $5 for museum members and $8 for non-members.

The evening’s reading will be in conjunction with a new exhibition at the Crocker pictured here, Rebirth of a Nation: Thomas Somerville’s 1963. (Photo courtesy of the Crocker and used with permission.) We are still seeking submissions on the theme of Remembering 1963 & Civil Rights.

Even if you don’t have a first-hand account of the events from 1963, we would still encourage you to think about how you have been shaped or affected in the wake of the historical year. Maybe you grew up hearing stories from your parents or grandparents — how did hearing their stories shape your view of civil rights? Maybe you went to school in a town like Greensboro, North Carolina where you took a social justice course and visited one of the Woolworth’s where the sit-ins were held — how did that experience affect your understanding of the world?

There are ways to write about this topic, and we are interested in seeing all types of stories. Even if you’re unsure whether what you have is what we are looking for, please send it our way or shoot us an email to ask — we would love to hear from you!

Even if you don’t have a story to share, we hope to see you at the Crocker in April!

TrueStory Launch

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.

Crocker Art Museum

$5 members//$8 non-members

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