From Negro Pasts to Afro-Futures: Black Creative Re-Imaginings

Friday, May 24th, 2019 - Friday, October 18th, 2019

The emergence of Afro-futurism as a relatively new construct in Africana Studies and Black History allows the Library Company of Philadelphia to pay homage to black past and show how black historical artists envisioned a glorious black future. By displaying fragments of early Black Americans’ past from their drawings, love letters, poems, songs, speeches, and protests, this exhibition will help visitors grapple with the place of black creative genius in the quest for a people’s liberation.

Weekdays 9am - 4:45pm

OPENING: May 24th 5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

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