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Wherever There's A Fight: A History of Civil Liberties in California

AUDIENCE: Adults, Teens

RENTAL FEE: $350 + shipping for an 8-week booking

SIZE: 45 linear feet




Spanning the period from the Gold Rush to the post-9/11 era, the exhibition tells the stories of brave individuals throughout California who stood up for their rights in the face of social hostility, physical violence, economic hardship, and political stonewallling.


The exhibition educates audiences about the evolution of civil liberties and civil rights in California and how they are central to democracy. The stories of personal struggles demonstrate the ongoing fight and provide a framework through which current controversies can be debated.

Exhibition Themes:

  • Although constitutions enumerate rights, its people who fight for equality and justice that make rights meaningful.
  • Civil liberties are essential for democracy.
  • Civil liberties struggles are repeated over time while targeted groups change.
  • Civil liberties are perpetually in flux. Each generation must fight to preserve them.

Wherever There’s a Fight is part of California Humanities' Searching for Democracy, a thematic program designed to examine the meaning of democracy today. The exhibition is based on the Heyday Books publication Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi (2009), and is presented by Exhibit Envoy and curated by Elinson and Yogi.

The exhibition includes:

TOP: Anton Refregier mural of the Sandlot riots. MIDDLE LEFT: Former slave Biddy Masion became a midwife, property owner and philanthropist in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Security Pacific Collection, Los Angeles Public Library. MIDDLE RIGHT: Fred Korematsu (third from left with his family) was one of a few people who challenged the government incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Family photo courtesy of Karen Korematsu. ABOVE: Exhibition installed at CSU Bakersfield. Free-standing banners allow hosts a flexible installation layout.


October 2011 - December 2013
For full exhibition schedule contact Exhibit Envoy
December 15, 2013 - January 12, 2014 #1 - AVAILABLE

#2 & SPANISH - Santa Cruz Public Library
January 26, 2014 – March 23, 2014 #1 - Thousand Oaks Library
#2 & SPANISH - Monterey County Free Libraries
April 6, 2014 – June 1, 2014 #1 - Riverside Community College District, Riverside
#2 - Cesar Chavez Student Center, SFSU
June 15, 2014 - October 15, 2014
#2- JFK University, Berkeley
August 24, 2014 - October 19, 2014
#1 - California History Center, DeAnza College, Cupertino
SPANISH – California History Center, DeAnza College, Cupertino
November 2, 2014 - January 18, 2015
#1 - Evergreen Valley College, San Jose
#2 - California History Center, DeAnza College, Cupertino
SPANISH – California History Center, DeAnza College, Cupertino
February 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Sacramento Public Library
September 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015
West Sacramento Community Center
October 6, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Yolo County Library
#2 - Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
November 8, 2015 - December 27, 2015
#2 - Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
January 10 - March 6, 2016
San Lorenzo Valley Museum, Boulder Creek
#2 - Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
March 20 – May 22, 2016
June 5 – August 7, 2016
August 21 – October 16, 2016
San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro
April 1 – June 3, 2018
Menlo Park Library, Menlo Park
Flexible Dates in 2018 and beyond!