TROY Rosa Parks Museum to host free lecture Thursday

Posted: Monday, 18 July 2011

MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum will host a lecture by Cornell University professor Dr. Angela A. Gonzales on Thursday, July 21, the final in a series of lectures held in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas."

The event will start at 6 p.m. inside the museum auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Gonzales will present a lecture titled "Race, Ideology, and Public Policy in the Construction of American-Indian and African-American Identity."

Gonzales is one of the curators for the "Indivisible" exhibit and is an assistant professor of Development Sociology and American Indian Studies at Cornell.

The "IndiVisible" exhibit focuses on the seldom-viewed history and complex lives of people of dual African-American and Native-American ancestry and is on display at the Rosa Parks Museum through July 30.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information about the exhibit or upcoming events, contact museum curator Viola Moten at 334-241-8701.

"IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas" was developed, produced and circulated by the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, with generous support from Akaloa Resource Foundation and the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. The Smithsonian Community Grant program, funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of all exhibition-related public programs. This exhibit was also funded in part by American Airlines.