June 3 — June 26, 2021
Between 1910 – 1970, more than 6 million African Americans whose ancestors had been slaves, migrated from the South to the North and West. This exhibit is inspired by that migration. The migration represented hope for those fleeing the South and leaving behind oppressive conditions brought on by racism, Jim Crow, and white supremacy. The great migration was not without danger. Many families had to flee in secrecy. White landowners did not take kindly to losing their workforce that had supplied cheap labor on share cropped land. This exhibit takes a contemporary approach to representations of that migration—hope and struggle.