black/inside: Opening Reception

Posted on October 22, 2012

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October 22 , 2012
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

African American Cultural Center Gallery, Addams Hall, Room 207
830 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL

From Project NIA:

Black/Inside: A History of Captivity & Confinement in the U.S.¬†considers how a system of criminalizing & imprisoning Black men and women has been sustained from colonial times to the present. The exhibition illustrates the historical roots of black confinement and provides insights into how the U.S. became a Prison Nation, detaining & incarcerating over 2.3 million people. While we are focused on black confinement and captivity in this exhibition, we must also necessarily interrogate what it means to be “free.”

Black/Inside features original vintage photographs & postcards of black prisoners on chain gangs, black activists who used jail-ins during the civil rights movement to demand change and justice, newspaper articles exposing the brutality of the convict lease system, artifacts from black political prisoners like George Jackson and Angela Davis, artifacts from prison uprisings like Attica and much more….
Join us on Monday, October 22nd from 6 to 8 p.m. for a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition.  The exhibition will officially open to the public on October 23rd at the African American Cultural Center Gallery, Addams Hall, Room 207, 830 South Halsted Street.

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