Civil Rights photo exhibit opens

June 5, 2009 9:52:57 AM PDT
An exhibit of photos of the Civil Rights movement is now open in Chicago. One hundred fifty black and white photos make up the "Road to Freedom" display at the Field Museum. The photos document marches and demonstrations of the American Civil Rights movement in the '50s and '60s.

Professional and amateur photographers took the pictures that played a crucial role in shaping public opinion. The exhibit will coincide with the National Urban League's summer conference in Chicago.

The photos will be on display through the first week of September.