Revolution: Civil Rights at UB, 1960-1975

Image of one portion of the exhibition with Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King.

Cesar Chavez is one of the civil rights leaders featured in the "Revolution" exhibit in the Silverman Library.

Photo: Douglas Levere

Exhibition open in Silverman Library!

During the 1960s and 70s, the University at Buffalo hosted many influential civil rights leaders. To honor these historic figures and recognize the significance of their visits during an era of social transformation, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, UB Libraries, the Honors College, and other UB partners present an exhibition located in Silverman Library on North Campus, an auxiliary display in the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall on South Campus, as well as pop-up banners of civil rights leaders displayed around campus. The primary exhibition in Silverman library includes audio recordings of Cesar Chavez, Shirley Chisolm, Angela Davis, and Martin Luther King, and a timeline of civil rights events that occurred both locally and nationally.

Past Events

Muhammad Ali addresses UB students in Norton Union.

Muhammad Ali addresses UB students in Norton Union

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Kleinhans Music Hall

Cover of UB Spectrum for Angela Davis visit in 1972

Cover of UB Spectrum in 1969 during Cesar Chavez visit