Craig Barton

National Voting Rights Musuem:

An act of Congress designated Highway 80, the route of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, a National Historic Trail. The National Voting Rights Museum was established by participants of the 1965 Voting Rights March to celebrate both the individuals and the events (Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights March) which changed the 20th century American political history. The project engages both the pedestrian walking to and through the museum through a series of exhibits culminating in a view of the Bloody Sunday site. and motorists who pass the site daily on their way to or from Selma and see a screen wall with images of the Voting Rights March and its participants. Within the Museum artifacts donated by participants are stored in modular memory boxes which create the primary wall separating the public entry spaces of the museum from the gallery sequence.

with: Chris Fannin



Aerial view of Selma, Alabama, Edmund Pettus Bridge and project site


Proposed museum

Proposed Commemorative Park

View of proposed museum and park

View of proposed museum

View of interpretive structure and elements of museum

View of memory boxes

"City Room, view of Edmund Pettus Bridge and City of Selma

"City Room, view of Edmund Pettus Bridge and City of Selma

View of gallery

View of gallery

View of Bloody Sunday Plaza
" If the Walls Could Talk":
Project: RowHouses Houston, Texas

Architectural Installation in Project RowHouse Galleries. This project explores the "shotgun" house as significant site in the cultural landscape of Houston's African American community. The intallation provides surfaces for viewers to respond to a series of questions posed about life in the shotgun house.