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Historic Civil Rights Photos On Display In South Bethlehem

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (WLVT) - World leaders, pivotal protests and scenes that look like they could be from today are on display at Lehigh University Art Galleries.

Part of it can also be found along the South Bethlehem Greenway.

William Crow is a Lehigh professor and director of the University Art Galleries.

"It's an exhibition that has brought together photographs from a donor, George Stephanopoulos, the journalist, broadcaster and political commentator who has donated over 2,000 photographs to Lehigh since 2004."

More than 30 Lehigh students helped co-curate the exhibit called "Doing Democracy."

Lehigh senior Rei Ukon said working on the exhibit has been eye-opening.

"We can kind of sometimes just focus on one perspective ..." Ukon said. "The people that are featured in the photos makes me realize that there are so many different faces in the United States, and that these different perspectives could be right next door and you might never think about that."

Oversized reproductions of about 20 of the photos have been put along the Greenway. Organizers say it's a way of bringing the collection to the public.

To see the main gallery, you can make an appointment with the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh. The exhibit will remain on display at Zoellner until May 2021.

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Lehigh University is holding an art exhibition along the Bethlehem Greenway