Exhibitions

Past exhibition: Look Again: African- American History IS American History

From 09/13/2006 to 04/22/2007

Look Again attempts not to display merely a category of “African American collections,” but instead to re-examine its American historical collections. Items on display range from Phillis Wheatley’s first editions and selections from the museum’s extensive holdings of abolitionist material, such as courtroom drawings from the trial of John Brown, to sugar bowls and mahogany furniture.

COMING SOON: “I Am an American!” The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

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Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875–1935), who lived in both Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware, dedicated her life to teaching, writing, and civic activism. Her work was complex, encompassing the study of literature, behavioral health, and African American history and culture, as well as public school and reformatory education.