A selection of significant imprints from slavery to civil rights from the African American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC).
While President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation decreed an end to slavery in 1863, Texas slaves formally received notification of freedom from Union soldiers on June 19, 1865. Rare decorative book bindings and first edition publications from the 19th and 20th centuries immortalize images and accounts of the journey toward equal rights for African Americans. These fervent words of former slaves, gifted orators, brilliant storytellers, and famous abolitionists provide a rich and expressive written landscape for the celebration of Juneteenth
This exhibition was curated by the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book.
Located at Main Library, 2 floor exhibition room, off the escalators.
Exhibition dates: June 11 - August 11, 2021.
*CLOSED ON Fridays and Sundays*
EVENT TYPE: | Exhibit | Arts & Cultural |
|Mon, Mar 27||12:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||12:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||Closed|