Gaston County Public Library

"The Long March" Herblock & The Civil Rights Era

"The Long March" Herblock & The Civil Rights Era

"The Long March" will be on display at the Main Library on the third floor, beginning January 15 and will run through February 28. There will be a special opening reception and brief presentation from Jason Luker, Director of the Gaston County Museum of Art and History, on Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Main Library. 

The Civil Rights Movement was one of Herblock's chief concerns. He illustrated the history and dialogue of this turbulent era in American society. "The Long March" is one of five exhibits that display Herblock's work. Produced by The Herb Block Foundation, the goal of these exhibitions is to present Herblock's effort to preserve Americans' rights and freedoms through his political cartoons.

For more information about the Herblock exhibitions, visit https://www.herblockexhibitions.org/. Photo: A 1963 Herblock Cartoon, © The Herb Block Foundation.