The exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center portrays the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s – the movement that helped pave the way for Barack Obama's historic election victory.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a central figure in the Civil Rights Movement and, like Barack Obama, a source of inspiration to people worldwide. In 1964 King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This made him, at just 35 years old, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The Civil Rights Movement’s slogan: "Thou shall not requite violence with violence", was a central factor cited in the justification for the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s decision.
"There are many obvious similarities between King and Obama, both in terms of their values, their political strategies and in their rhetoric and public impact. It has been inspiring and fascinating to create an exhibition of contemporary relevance that is based on these major historic events," says Bente Erichsen, director of the Nobel Peace Center, in Oslo.
Photography will be the key element of the exhibition, together with music from the 1960s. The exhibition will also include films, texts and historic sound recordings. "Our visitors will feel truly immersed in the American atmosphere of the time," says Bente Erichsen.
Borton Overseas, in cooperation with Innovation Norway, offer a 5-day itinerary that gives everyone the opportunity to experience the exhibit, as well as Oslo, home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony held each December 10.
Flights are with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) from the gateways of Chicago O’Hare, Washington Dulles, and Newark. Hotel stay at a modern hotel in the centre of Oslo, First Hotel Millennium or First Hotel Grims Grenka. Includes a 48-hour Oslo card, which gives you entrance to museums, discounts on sightseeing and much more, and can be used on local public transportation. The Oslo Card will provide entrance to the Nobel Peace Center and the “From King to Obama” exhibit. Optional extension to the Fjords and the historic city of Bergen available. An extension package to the Fjords and Bergen is available from $649 per person, double occupancy. Please inquire with Borton Overseas for optional extensions and pricing.
Tour: 5 days/From US$1,093