Easthampton High School to extend its popular exhibit on African American History by 3 weeks. Originally scheduled to end on March 18th, The Little Black History Museum Exhibit: Celebrating American Legacies and Critical Conversations will now run until April 10th.
“We had no idea that [the exhibition] would be popular, but we have been overwhelmed by the phenomenal visitor response to-date,” says, Asher Hamilton, curator, and docent of the Exhibit, which has so far recorded over 250 visitors to the exhibition. “I am delighted that we can extend the run, ensuring that as many people as possible to have the chance to see it before it closes.”
The exhibit is an excellent way to understand the context of how African Americans have been portrayed in the last 400+ years in American History. The museum consists of over 25 storyboards using more than 500 powerfully colorful and brilliant images to tell this story.
While the museum will show reverence to history and culture, it will also show a devotion to understanding where bias originates how it can be diminished within our society.