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Gallery Talk: Plans to Prosper You

July 20, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm



July 20
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
AU Museum 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Anthropologist Delande Justinvil, who served as one of the curators on this exhibition, will be joined by historians and activists from historic black communities of Montgomery County and Dr. Adrienne Pine for a talk on Plans to Prosper You.

The exhibition title takes its name from bible verse Jeremiah 29:11 to echo the central role of the Black church in bringing communities together, inspiring hope, and acting as a vector for social change. The goal of this exhibition is to offer a space of learning and meditation that highlights the Black history of Montgomery County and western Washington, DC and pay homage to the communities who championed fights against racial discrimination through faith, family, and fellowship. While this exhibition highlights the communities of Scotland, Tobytown, and Macedonia-Moses, we hope that Plans to Prosper You will inspire similar exhibitions and continue to prompt in-depth collaboration within and beyond these communities. On view June 15-August 11, 2019. Presented by the AU Museum Project Space.

Free and open to all, no RSVP required.

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