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Exhibit Design Since the Sixties

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Children of Cardozo exhibit boxes



Looking through a doorway, at least a dozen cardboard boxes are vertically stacked to form a staggered wall.

Some of the boxes feature excerpts of children's reflections on the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the subsequent riots in Washington, D.C. In children's handwriting written in black marker, they read:

"I took things because everyone else did and we did..."

"I think that the riots were planned before the death of Martin Luther King. And he death was something to sort of boost them up. And now it is like the middle and last eighteenth centuries Because of robbering and looting and people writing signs to protect them. And policement all shook up and calling for help." [sic]

"Why do a white man want to kill Dr. King?"




Washington, D.C.




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