For All the World to See in Illinois


From September┬áto October 2016, For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights was in Charleston, Illinois, at Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library

Over 6,600 people attended the exhibition during its run at Booth Library, including community members, university students and faculty, and elementary students. Visitors engaged in large numbers with the Talk About It board, and responses inspired by the exhibition often tied in to the US Presidential election, as the races heated up during the exhibition’s time at Booth Library. In fact, the space was so popular that Booth Library staff occasionally had to clear all the input, transcribe the responses, and post them on single sheets, to make room as the board filled again.┬áThe top eight themes were peace, love, Black Lives Matter, Jesus, #timstrong, equality, compassion, humanity.

Below, please find a word cloud featuring the most posted words. Our thanks to Booth Library at Eastern Illinois University for sharing their wonderful results with us!

pdf/1476637611_cloud (50 words)