The Lunch Counter Receives SEGD Global Design Award

Cortina Productions is proud to announce the receipt of the 2017 SEGD Merit Award for The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement, an interactive media experience located at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. With a jury of some of the best-known names in design, the annual SEGD Global Design Awards recognizes and promotes the best in contemporary environmental graphic design.

The Lunch Counter exhibit aims to teach visitors about the methods and organizational approaches used by activists for protests during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. This dramatic interactive installation includes twelve multitouch screens set into a modern interpretation of a Woolworth’s lunch counter facing a 35-foot projection screen. The interactive counter enables visitors to explore critical actions taken during the Civil Rights Movement to affect national laws and influence future events. Broken down into twelve smaller movements, the interactive covers marches, sit-ins, freedom rides, bus boycotts, school desegregation, urban rebellions, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, militancy, economic justice, gains & losses, and leadership.

Smithsonian, NMAAHC, Lunch Counter, Cortina Productions


The Segregated Lunch Counter and Panorama of the Civil Rights Movement – SEGD

11 Exhibits You Need to See at the Smithsonian’s African American History Museum – Washingtonian