Southern Museum Presents Smithsonian Poster Exhibition

February 20th, 2017 by Pam Davis

In recognition of Black History Month, the Southern Museum will feature a commemorative poster exhibition in the Cobb Energy Gallery for the month of February. The exhibition is titled “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.”

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, “A Place for All People” highlights key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. From the child-size shackles of a slave and the clothing worn by Carolotta Walls on her first day at Little Rock Central High School to Chuck Berry’s Gibson guitar, “Maybellene,” and the track shoes worn by Olympian Carl Lewis, the exhibition presents a living history that reflects challenge, triumph, faith and hope.

The poster exhibition and related public programs are an opportunity for the Southern Museum to showcase its work in sharing the many stories of African American and African diaspora people and their contributions to the local community and the American story. To accompany the posters, the museum has created supplemental labels as well as a gallery guide for guests that highlights stories within the permanent exhibits related to African American history.

For more information about the museum, visit southernmuseum.org or call 770-427-2117×3182.