Installed July 2017
The Robbins House recently installed a timeline of the long Civil Rights movement listing local, state and national events. We invite visitors to let us know what current events they’d add, since our timeline ends in 2017 but will stand in front of the Robbins House for years to come. Much has happened just in the few months since the outdoor exhibit was installed. Here is a response we just received:
Hello Robbins House,
I loved coming across the timeline you displayed in front of the Robbins House, and want to respond to your question,
2017+ What events and/or people would you add?
- Charlottesville events
- Increased white supremacist action/presence in public places
- Ongoing police violence against people of color
- Extremely high murder rates in Chicago
- Failure of our president to name or condemn the violence of white supremacists
- Confederate monuments coming down, or not
- Bryan Stevenson’s Lynching Museum
- The opening of the Washington DC National Museum of African American History and Culture
- The recent protests against racial injustice at NFL games
- Continuing disparities of opportunity, wealth, education, housing, justice, media representation, etc., along racial lines.
Some of the above are not exactly time-lineable; however they bear mentioning somehow, as they help paint the picture of race in America.
Thank you for your work in Concord!
The Fenn School Art Teacher
Please let us know what you would add to the timeline at robbinshouse.org