Ekstrom Library to Showcase 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Education ExhibitionPosted: September 8, 2021 Filed under: Ekstrom Library, Exhibits, University of Louisville Libraries Leave a comment
“September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World”
Ekstrom Library will showcase the national exhibit September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World, which presents the history of 9/11, its origins, and its ongoing implications through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told in a series of 14 posters, the exhibit presents archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Museum’s permanent collection to encourages critical thinking about the legacies of 9/11. The posters appear on Ekstrom’s first floor, east side, near the elevators.
Twenty years after the attacks, with terrorism still a threat today, the events of 9/11 and its aftermath remind us that we may never be able to prevent all the actions of people intent on harming others, but we do have control over how we respond to such events. As we witness history unfolding in our own time, the ways we choose to respond—both large and small—can demonstrate the best of human nature after even the worst of days.
“During this 20th anniversary year, it is our privilege to share these lessons with a new generation, teach them about the ongoing repercussions of the 9/11 attacks and inspire them with the idea that, even in the darkest of times, we can come together, support one another and find the strength to renew and rebuild,” said 9/11 Memorial & MuseumPresident and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.
The poster exhibition was developed by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for Humanities.