The Struggle for Justice

February 12, 2010 – Permanent
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC
2nd Floor, West

The Struggle for Justice showcases major cultural and political figures—from key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders—who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups. The exhibition, featuring photographs, paintings, posters, buttons and sculptures, includes portraits of civil rights leaders Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr.; women’s-rights advocates Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Betty Friedan; Native American activist Leonard Crow Dog; cultural icons Jackie Robinson and singer Marian Anderson; United Farm Workers organizer Cesar Chavez; gay rights leaders; and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The exhibition includes a video created exclusively for the exhibition, narrated by Soledad O’Brien.