How do art, authorship, and activism intersect in your life? What does the modern United States have to learn from the life and work of Alice Dunbar-Nelson? Have you been civically engaged around causes about which Alice Dunbar-Nelson was passionate? The Rosenbach wants to hear from you. Share your thoughts and images on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Tag us @TheRosenbach and use #AliceDunbarNelson. We also invite you to participate in the activities below.
Write Your Own Object Label
YOU HAVE READ MANY OBJECT LABELS on the “I Am an American!” digital exhibition website—the written descriptions that provide information about the pieces exhibited in the show. Below is a well-known portrait of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Based on what you’ve learned about Dunbar-Nelson, how would you interpret this image? Write an object label for this artifact. Let us know if we may share your label as part of the exhibition!