This week, as we reflect on the impact that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had on the struggle for civil rights in the United States, SEGD would like to highlight a 2022 Merit Award-winning project that encourages visitors to learn more about how activism has shaped the DC area.
“Up From the People: Protest and Change in D.C.” is a Community Gallery and Welcome Center at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. The Library created a permanent exhibition space on the 4th floor as a central part of their commitment to more inclusive educational opportunities for residents. This project was led by Studio Joseph and featured collaborators Kubik Maltbie, Bluecadet, Workhouse Collective, Openbox, and Colloqate.
If you’re in the DC area, you can visit “Up From the People” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Visit DC Public Library’s website to explore more details about this project, including virtual highlights from the exhibition via Google Arts & Culture.
For more information on how to support SEGD’s ongoing commitment to increasing diversity and representation, and investing in opportunities for BIPOC professionals, please contact Bosco Hernández, the SEGD Racial Justice Commission Chair, and SEGD Board of Directors Vice President.