Not Your Indians Anymore:
Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement
Friday, October 19, 2018 – Friday, January 18, 2019
Wednesday-Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 4pm
This powerful, thought provoking traveling exhibition is based on Curator Dr. Kent Blansett's latest book, which is the first
published biography of Richard Oakes, entitled: A Journey to Freedom:
Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement.
Dr. Kent Blansett is a Native scholar and an assistant professor of History and Native American Studies at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. His exhibit is a political and historical biography on the early Red Power activist, Richard Oakes - a Mohawk ironworker from Akwesasne, NY, who became politically active in the late 1960’s in San Francisco. Oakes led the symbolic occupation of Alcatraz that gained national attention for Native issues and heralded the coming Red Power movement.
The exhibit contains a number of archival photographs, newspapers, and broadsides from the occupation and the Red Power Movement, as well as a film loop of footage taken during the occupation of Alcatraz.
Throughout the exhibition, there will be a raffle of various photographs that were taken during the occupation of Alcatraz. Raffle tickets may be purchased until Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Meet the Author, Dr. Kent Blansett - Wednesday November 28, 5:30-7:30pm - Free