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EXHIBIT: “May 1970: The Gibbs-Green Tragedy at Jackson State College”
September 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 29, 2023
The Paul R. Jones Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs, May 1970: The Gibbs-Green Tragedy at Jackson State College, from August 4 to September 29, 2023. There will be a reception on Friday, September 1, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., during downtown Tuscaloosa’s First Friday Art Walk.
May 1970: The Gibbs-Green Tragedy at Jackson State College is a documentary exhibition of photographs taken by civil rights activist Doris Derby in the days and weeks immediately following the killing of Phillip Gibbs and James Earl Green during police shootings on Jackson State campus on the night of May 14, 1970.
This exhibition is organized and sponsored by the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, with support from the Gibbs-Green Commemoration Commission, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Jackson State University Department of Art.