We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for a opening reception and gallery talk for Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow is a traveling exhibit from the New-York Historical Society. The exhibit explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.
The exhibition highlights the central role played by African Americans in advocating for their rights. It also examines the depth and breadth of opposition to black advancement. Art, artifacts, photographs, and media will help visitors explore these transformative decades in American history, and understand their continuing relevance today.
This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society. Lead support for Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow provided by National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by the Ford Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, and Agnes Gund.
Please let us know if you are able to join us by March 21. Call (860) 236-5621 x238 or email [email protected]
This exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society.
Lead support for the Connecticut Historical run of Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow provided by the following:
Premier Community Partner
Supporting Community Partner