Exhibit exploring Gandhi, King, Ikeda coming to Rosa Parks Museum

Posted: Wednesday, 04 August 2010

MONTGOMERY—An exhibit exploring the philosophies of Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda will be on display at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum starting in September.

“Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace” explores the lives of three men from three different cultures and continents whose ideas about peace led to social changes within their own communities and around the world. The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31.

The exhibit panels feature colorful photographs, inspiring quotes and factual information about Gandhi, King, and Ikeda, allowing viewers to learn about the lives of these three influential individuals.

An opening event will be held on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. inside the museum exhibit hall auditorium featuring a presentation by the Mid- South Region of Soka Gakkai International-USA, a Buddhist association for peace, culture and education. The exhibit is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and Soka Gakkai International-USA Atlanta Region.

There will also be a Peace Flag Children’s Workshop held on Oct. 2 led by Miami artist and educator Joseph Lawrence Vasile. At this workshop children will be making Tibetan Peace flags inscribed with their own mantras for peace, and the flags will then be displayed at the Rosa Parks Museum. This event is free and open to the public; however, please call 334-241-8701 to register and for any additional information.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.