Exhibition - America: The Legacy of African American Public Service
Monday, February 1, 2016
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
This event repeats every weekday between 1/21/2016 and 2/26/2016.
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The year 1619 marked the beginning of the slave trade in the Thirteen Colonies, but the first African American elected to office in the United States of America has been documented as early as 1768.
Despite slavery, prejudice and Jim Crow laws, America has seen numerous influential African American leaders who shaped the social, legal, and justice systems. Artists in this exhibition offer broad interpretations on the theme of African Americans in public service. America: The Legacy of African American Public Service celebrates noted government officials, as well as activists and members of the public who dedicated their lives to the greater good of the people.
This exhibition is presented by NYC Parks Ebony Society.