Fannie Lou Hamer Awtt Portrait

Civil Rights Portraits at St. Joseph’s College

Photo by Christina Wnek, Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Photo by Christina Wnek, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

The Talbot Scholars Program at St. Joseph’s College of Maine is currently hosting an exhibit of AWTT portraits from January 15 to February 15, 2023.  Featuring and honoring civil rights leaders, the exhibit will open on Martin Luther King Day and close on Presidents Day weekend.

“This art exhibit features the rich artwork of American civil rights history through captivating portraits from American Who Tell The Truth by artist Robert Shetterly. These vibrant canvases speak volumes to the resilience, courage, and triumph of individuals who have shaped our nation’s narrative. The canvases will be displayed around campus 24/7 with selected student work showcased alongside these portraits.”

The portraits for the exhibit were chosen by students.  Chance Mutimukeye ‘27 chose the portrait of Gerald E. Talbot, for whom her scholarship program is named.  (Learn more from Chance’s Instagram video.)

The exhibition is open to the public. Paintings are displayed in Alfond Hall, Baggot Street Café, and Mercy Hall. Additionally, members of the SJC Community are invited to submit their own artwork inspired by Civil Rights and Community.


Jan 15 2024 - Feb 15 2024


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


St. Joseph's College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME
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