Remember, But Don’t Stand Still

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Remember the man who energized and shepharded the Civil Rights Movement.

Let us continue forward.

Commitment. President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes the hand of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the signing of the Civil Rights Act. Photo:, Hulton Archive/Getty Images.


Do something more today by visiting the National Archives Teaching with Documents website on The Civil Rights Act of 1964.



About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.