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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow Gallery Exhibit

Tuesday February 7, 2023 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Gallery hours are Mondays 10:30am-12:30am and Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm

For the month of February Wistariahurst Museum and Garden will display a poster exhibition entitled Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow organized and distributed by the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library with lead support for this traveling exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. 

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.

The exhibit will be in the Gallery at Wistariahurst and will be supplemented with artifacts and images from the Black Holyoke collection.

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