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      November 9, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily until December 6, 2019)

      1630 Pinder Street
      Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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      Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity

      The Florida A&M University Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present "Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity" from August 26 – December 6, 2019. The opening reception will be held in The Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery on Thursday, September 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 12 pm - 4 pm.

      "Walls Turned Sideways are Bridges: Narratives of Necessity" is collaborative exhibition co-curated by visual artist/curator, William Cordova, and curator, Marie Vickles. The exhibition focuses on the evolution of youth radical community activist movements that became prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, through organizations like the Black Panther Party, The Young Lords Party, the Brown Berets, Tupamaros, Red Guard, Grey Panthers, Florida BAMM (Black Afro Militant Movement, American Indian Movement, and many more. Many of these groups exemplify the vanguard for social change in the United States. A phenomenon that would eventually have a national and global impact, yet today most of what is known about the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and other activist organizations is erroneous or misleading.

      The exhibition contains mainstream and underground newspapers, magazines and other alternative news from 1965-1982, historical articles from mainstream media sources, such as Time Magazine, Newsweek, Jet, Ebony, New York Times Magazine, and photography by Ducho Dennis, Ilka Hartmann, Bev Grant, Steven Shames, Michael Abramson. Short films, videos, and audio will also be presented as part of the exhibit; Eldridge Speaks (LP), Let Rap, Rap by Rap Brown (LP), Lords of the Revolution (40 Min film) Palante Siempre Palante (50 min) Huey (10 min).

      For more information, contact the Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Gallery at or call (850) 599-8755.

      If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 at least five (5) business days prior to the start of the event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the University by calling TDD via FRS 800-955-8771.

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