The call for civil rights may have erupted in the South, but citizens across the country took up the cause of justice and equality. Here in Utah, activists staged marches, sit-ins and boycotts to call for change. On Thursday, two Utah leaders in the movement remember.
- John Florez
- Judge Raymond Uno
KCPW will broadcast a panel discussion, Media and the Movement, live on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 pm. The discussion is being held in conjunction with The Leonardo’s exhibitionThis Light of Ours, Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. Panelists include famed social activist Julian Bond, civil rights photographer Matt Herron, authorTamio Wakayama, and will be moderated by Pastor France Davis. Florez and Uno are among 49 Utahns who will be honored at the event.
A generation before the civil rights movement 50 years ago, over 100,000 Japanese-Americans were imprisoned in remote camps across the West. And yet art flourished at the Topaz Relocation Camp near Delta, Utah.
- Rick Okabe
- Steve Koga
A public reception for traveling art exhibit Topaz: Artists in Internment Their Visual Work and Words will be held Friday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Rio Gallery is located at 300 S. Rio Grande Street (455 West) in Salt Lake City.
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