Current Exhibitions

Exhibition Hall

 Alabama Artists Inside Out, On View, Nov. 7-Jan.3


Community Gallery

 Black citizenship in the age of Jim Crow

Black Americans gained monumental new liberties after the Civil War and the end of slavery. The era known as Reconstruction brought freedom, citizenship, and, for men, the right to vote. By the early 1900s, these liberties had been sabotaged by a repressive racial system known as Jim Crow.

This exhibit chronicles the long strides forward, bruising setbacks, and heroic struggle for equality that took place during these years.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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New-York Historical Society Museum & Library





Lead support for this traveling exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, and Agnes Gund.