‘Organize Your Own: The Politics And Poetics Of Self-Determination Movements’

Civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael said 53 years ago, “One of the most disturbing things about almost all white supporters of the movement has been that they are afraid to go into their own communities — which is where the racism exists — and work to get rid of it.” Some took Carmichael’s words as inspiration to organize against racism. In that spirit, curator Daniel Tucker asked contemporary artists and poets to create work related to 1960s civil rights activism. “Organize Your Own,” a traveling exhibition, did not originate in Louisville but has local ties: Tucker is from Louisville, and UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research has videos in the exhibition.


Schneider Hall Galleries, Hite Art Institute
104 Schneider Hall, UofL

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‘Organize Your Own: The Politics And Poetics Of Self-Determination Movements’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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