PUL staff receive commendation for “Nobody Turn Us Around” exhibition
New Jersey State Assemblyman Roy Freiman delivered four commendations to Princeton University Library (PUL) staff members for their roles in creating the Mudd Manuscript Library exhibition, “Nobody Turn Us Around: The Freedom Rides and Selma to Montgomery Marches– Selections from the John Doar Papers” on April 28, 2023.
Public Policy Papers Archivist Will Clements, and Processing Archivist Phoebe Nobles received commendations for their curation of the exhibit, while Director of Library Communications Barbara Valenza received one for her graphic design and Exhibitions Registrar and Gallery Operations Manager Stephanie Wiener for her project management. New Jersey State General Assembly legislators issue certificates to citizens of their district “to mark a notable achievement by an individual or an organization.”
“Nobody Turn Us Around” showcases photographs and documents from two watershed events during the 1960s U.S. civil rights movement: the Freedom Rides of 1961 and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1965. The materials in the exhibition were selected from the papers of John Doar, Class of 1944, who prosecuted discrimination and segregation cases for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department in the 1960s. The papers are housed at Mudd Manuscript Library.
The exhibition runs from April 24, 2023 through spring 2024 and is open to the public during regular Mudd Library hours.
Published on May 24, 2023
Media Contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications