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August 2015

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - December 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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The photography exhibit from the Center for Documentary Arts presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work and voices of nine activist photographers – men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement.

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Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay

August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - December 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay may have had characteristics similar to other areas of the South but its stories are its own. This exhibition will illuminate our region’s struggle with racial equality and shine a light on the local leaders who changed our cities.

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February 2016

Samuel Bak: A Retrospective of Seven Decades

February 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - July 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Samuel Bak has spent his life wrestling with his experience during the Holocaust, creating a legacy of testimony through his art.

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July 2016

Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

July 16, 2016 - September 25, 2016
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights tells the story of Suzman’s rise as the leading Member of Parliament to oppose apartheid legislation during 36 years of public service. Meticulously selected photographs, personal letters, speeches, political cartoons and news articles convey the tremendous strength she demonstrated while facing constant animosity, antisemitism and intimidation from other South African Parliamentarians, colleagues and citizens.Helen Suzman was one of South Africa’s most vociferous and energetic opponents of apartheid. She takes pride of place among those…

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Reflections on Man’s Fate: Artwork by Judith Weinshall Liberman

July 23, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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Reflections on Man’s Fate is an exhibition of paintings and textile works by artist Judith Weinshall Liberman. Drawn from works from the Museum’s permanent collection, the show includes wall hangings and works on canvas from the artist’s Holocaust Paintings, Holocaust Wall Hangings, Skull Series and Genocide Series. Her work focuses on the present state of mankind as well as the relentlessness and enormity of history’s darkest period.Born in Israel, Liberman came to the United States after completing high school. She…

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October 2016

Opening of “Matzevot for Everyday Use: Photographs by Łukasz Baksik”

October 15, 2016
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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The Florida Holocaust Museum is pleased to present the North American premiere of Matzevot for Everyday Use by Łukasz Baksik. This exhibition features photographs taken in Poland by Polish photographer Łukasz Baksik to document the ways in which Jewish gravestones have been stolen and re-appropriated. The matzevot are now parts of fences, pavements, and grindstones. Even today, the matzevot continue to be used in cases where ordinary stone, of which there is no shortage, could be used. The photographer wishes to illuminate the…

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January 2017

Opening of “Courage and Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers”

January 14, 2017
Florida Holocaust Museum,
55 5th Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
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An original, award-winning FHM exhibition, Courage and Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers chronicles the Bielski brothers’ story. This exhibition, presented nationally by Bank of America, is a multi-media presentation showcasing the heroic efforts of three brothers who helped save more than 1,200 people while living in the forest during World War II. Three brothers, Tuvia, Asael and Zus Bielski, took refuge from the Nazis in the forests surrounding Novogrudok, Belarus. In the forest, they formed a community of men,…

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