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Opening Event for We Shall Overcome: Photographs from the American Civil Rights Era
The Great Hall of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum (2nd Floor)
October 19, 2002

1:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by Dr. Betty Sue Flowers, introduce Donna Hightower
1:35 p.m. Donna Hightower sings two gospel songs
1:45 p.m. Dr. Flowers introduces Bernadette Phifer, who marched in Selma as a little girl
2:00 p.m. Dr. Flowers introduces Roy Mersky, who marched in Selma as a young man
2:15 p.m. Donna Hightower sings two gospel songs
2:25 p.m. Dr. Flowers introduces Robert Phelan, exhibit curator, and Wayne Wildcat, artist
2:30 p.m. Mr. Phelan leads visitors on a gallery tour of exhibit and visitors have the opportunity to talk
with Mr. Wildcat about his murals in the exhibit

We Shall Overcome: Photographs from the American Civil Rights Era was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), and curated by Robert Phelan.