#ForTheCulture: Pilgrimage Project

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When: Thursday Oct. 25, 2018 6-9pm

Where: President Lincoln’s Cottage

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Artist Talk: William Ellis + Kay Hickman

Featured Presenter: Kamau Ware,

Black Gotham Experience

Featured Poet: Sage Morgan Hubbard

There is a hunger for knowing our roots! Join us for an evening of poetry, dance, history + artist talks around legacy and liberation. #FortheCulture is a community conversation centering on freedom, immigration, race and resilience.


Pilgrimage Project Exhibit

When: Sat. 10/27 (on view through Dec. 3rd, 2018)

Using story, photo and archives, the Pilgrimage Project explores black migration through a lens of visual culture.  The exhibit centers agency in freedom seekers among the evocative nature of family trees and enslaved ancestry.

The Pilgrimage Project’ is an imaginarium of the roots and wings of black freedom in a time of jeopardy, examining fierce joy in the journey of escaping slavery and bondange. Using story, photo, archives and research the Pilgrimage Project explores Black Life, through a lens both historic and modern, interpreting the landscape of freedom, migration movements, the hopes and dreams of black people seeking liberation and opportunity in an age of white supremacy and oppression. The Pilgrimage Project, was inspired by the evocative nature of ancestry and gaps and privilege of family trees.

 Through a grant from its African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation invited African-American writers, curators, and artists to examine and explore objects in the National Trust collection and produce pieces reflecting their perspectives on African-American history and culture—past, present and future. On October 25th, Please join the National Trust and President Lincoln’s Cottage at a culminating event for the  The Pilgrimage Project curated by Monica O. Montgomery, founding director of the Museum of Impact.

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