The Long March: Herblock and the Civil Rights Era

Elements of Empowerment sponsors editorial cartoons exhibit

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Elements of Empowerment Board Chair Delta Sanders (left) and Vice Chair Vince Hill prepare to cut the ribbon with Montcross Area Chamber Board Chair-Elect Shannon Thomas of Creative Solutions Special Events. Holding the ribbon are Montcross Area Chamber Board members Nicole Flowers of Wilbert Plastic Services and Robert Larrison of Atrium Health.

Herblock editorial cartoons from Civil Rights era on exhibit here

The Elements of Empowerment organization is sponsoring an exhibition of the Civil Rights era works of three-time Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Herblock at the Gaston County Public Library Main Branch in Gastonia. The exhibit is titled “The Long March: Herblock & the Civil Rights Era.”

A Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony opened the exhibit to the public on Jan. 15, 2019. It is on display on the library third floor through February 28, 2019.

Herbert Block (1909 - 2001), better known as Herblock, was chief editorial cartoonist at The Washington Post for more than 50 years. The exhibit here features his cartoons during the Civil Rights era from the 1940s through the 1960s.

Elements of Empowerment Board Chair Delta Sanders pointed out in her remarks that the exhibit here was opening on the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and would be open throughout Black History Month in February.


Vince Hill and Delta Sanders in front of Herblock exhibit..

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