Special Collections presents Mini-Exhibition on “Black Girlhood”

As part of UVA’s observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library opens a mini-exhibition, “The Sounds and Silences of Black Girlhood,” today, January 27, in the First Floor Gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library. There will be a reception from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.—part of a schedule of Final Fridays events highlighting lectures, performances, and exhibitions in arts and culture at UVA. The exhibition will run through March 24, 2017.

Curated by students in Professor Cori Field’s course “A Global History of Black Girlhood,” the exhibition is associated with the Global History of Black Girlhood Conference, which will be held in the auditorium of the Harrison/Small building on March 17th and 18th.

Anyone who’s interested in learning what it was like coming of age as a young black woman in America, confronting the twin evils of racism and sexism from slavery through the civil rights movement, should come by the reception today and talk with the young curators. Refreshments will be served!

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