Telling the Story: Enslavement of African People in the United States

Rare Book Room Display  : Mainfloor, Central Library

Free & open to the public.
Now – April 2020

As Frederick Douglass so aptly put it, “Slavery is the great test question of our age and nation.” In many ways it still is, as our country is still dealing with the repercussions of the systematic and institutional enslavement of Africans. This Rare Book Room exhibit seeks to highlight its History of Slavery Collection and, perhaps more ambitiously, to provoke constructive dialog about our country’s history of enslavement and its continuing aftermath.

Telling the Story: Enslavement of African People in the United States

 

 

 

 


Telling the Story - 3D/VR Virtual Exhibit

Rare Book Room Exhibit Narrative 

Ring of Knowledge Display – 1619...Four Hundred Years Ago 

Brochure for the Exhibit

Teaching Guide – grades K -12, from the Southern Poverty Law Center

Vocabulary and Key Concepts 

Exhibit Media Release

Telling the Story Educator Kits & Programs for Grades 4 - 6 and 7 - 12

Recommended Books for Adults

Booklist for Children and Young Adults

Websites

Exhibit Sponsors