Exhibition: The Power of Children: Making a Difference

The Power of Children: Making a Difference shares the extraordinary stories of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White—three children whose lives teach us about overcoming obstacles to make a positive difference in the world. This exhibit encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear, and prejudice throughout 20th-century history and today. The material in this exhibit is serious in nature and recommended for children ages 8+ and their families, as well as school groups.

Through audio-visual presentations, original artifacts, and hands-on interactives, visitors will get to know each child’s story. Immersive environments bring visitors into the spaces where each child felt safe: the secret annex where Anne Frank and her family spent two years in hiding; the first-grade classroom in which Ruby Bridges spent an entire school year alone with her teacher Mrs. Henry; and Ryan White’s bedroom, filled with things he treasured. 

This traveling exhibition is part of the NEH On the Road program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Russell Gallery is located inside the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at 300 S. Hull Street. The building is open to the public 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Russell Gallery
300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605

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Exhibitions, Ongoing


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Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
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Kaylynn Washnock

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