Arlington County Donates Civil Rights Commemorative Prints to Library of Congress

By Editorial Team on February 28, 2023
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. collection at the Library of Congress

Library of Congress gives new home to Civil Rights Commemorative Prints by artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., donated by Arlington County during Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Arlington County announced the donations of Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.’s Arlington’s Lunch Counter Sit-ins commemorative print portfolio (2019–2022) to the Library of Congress and the Center for Local History, Arlington Public Library. These prints honor the 60th anniversary of the seven lunch counter sit-ins in Arlington between June 9–22, 1960. The landmark sit-ins were peaceful protests that challenged widespread segregation policies. Each print showcases a quote from a participant at each of the seven sit-in locations. One set of prints will be on view at Bozman Government Center Library, when the library is scheduled to open in March 2023.

Read Amos Kennedy, Jr.’s article in “Art For the Masses: Poster Collections at the Library of Congress,” Library of Congress Magazine, January/ February 2023 Edition (p.28–29).

[Source: Arlington County Press Release]