New exhibit at Bullock Museum highlights Civil Rights struggles

A new exhibit that highlights the struggles of activists during the civil rights movement opened at the Bullock Museum in Downtown Austin. 

The exhibit, "This Light of Ours," gives an in-depth look at the courage and tenacity of people who fought for civil rights in the 1960s. 


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Margeret Koch, the Director at Bullock says there are more than 150 photos at show four specific themes, all with ties to Austin.

"We're hoping that visitors really get a full experience through this gallery so that they can see the importance of this part of our history. The photographers have very powerful stories to tell; they were part of the activist movement in the South. And we really want people to understand how far we've come and how far we still have to go in the fight for civil rights and equality," said Koch. 

The exhibit will be open until May 31st. The museum is open 7 days a week.