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Speak Truth To Power

Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World

The museum’s second special exhibit of the 2014 season, Speak Truth To Power, explores the issue of human rights through a collection of 50 large, emotional, portraits of people from around the world who have stood up against injustice. These beautiful portraits, created by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams in 2000, bring us face to face with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama, Marian Wright Edelman, and other inspiring human rights defenders.

The exhibition can be appreciated on a number of levels. Adams’ photographs are stunning works of art in their own right, the stories of the human rights defenders, compiled by RFK Center founder Kerry Kennedy, have the power to inspire action, and the parallels that can be drawn between the important issues of the 1960s and the continuing abuses of individual rights can enlighten us as to the work that still needs to be done. Weekly opinion topics give exhibition guests an opportunity to participate in a public discussion about issues that affect us all.

Come face to face with 50 human rights defenders in this moving exhibition organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

This exhibit made possible in part by The Fishman Family and Majestic Drug Company


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All dates, acts, times and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

  • Aug 28 - Dec 31 , 2014
  • Museum
  • Open During Regular Museum Hours
  • Included in regular museum admission; Special Exhibit only price, $5.00
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