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Telling a People’s Story: African American Children’s Illustrated Literature Opens
November 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
“Telling a People’s Story” is the first museum exhibit on this topic and is organized by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.
This traveling panel exhibit highlights diverse African-American experiences through the lens of children’s books and features art produced for book illustrations. The Athens library is only one of the exhibit’s many stops on a cross-country tour including universities, museums, public and academic libraries, and K-12 schools.
“Telling a People’s Story” goes beyond exploring social justice– it affirms and celebrates African-American identities. According to the exhibit’s description, besides offering “an internal look into the need for validation and the creation of positive self-images,” it also raises awareness about a field still lacking sufficient representation of minorities. (https://blogs.miamioh.edu/tellingapeoplesstory/exhibition/)
On exhibit November 1 through December 20 in the library atrium.