Movements: Black Print Culture in the United States, 1773–1940
February 11 through May 24, 2019
African Americans wrote, published, and read through eras of enslavement and segregation, at times defying legal restrictions, economic obstacles, and violence. In pamphlets, books, magazines, newspapers, and printed ephemera, they narrated their own lived experiences, expressed themselves in imaginative genres, and advocated for better social conditions. Featuring materials from the Sheridan Libraries’ Special Collections, this exhibition examines the movement of black print culture: both its circulation, which forged bonds among American blacks, and its contribution to political and social movements of racial solidarity.
The exhibition is curated by Johns Hopkins English professor Nadia Nurhussein, and graduate students Samanda Robinson and Jarvis Young.
Milton S. Eisenhower Library, M-level
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