Gaston County Public Library, in partnership with Elements of Empowerment, Inc., is proud to host an exhibition displaying the work of legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Herbert L. Block aka "Herblock."
"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 on Saturday, January 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Main Library. Please visit http://gastonlibrary.org/about-us/locations-and-hours/main-branch/ for current library hours.
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.