The Center for Student Leadership and Activities will present the Pathways to Freedom Black History Exhibit in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit, developed by Leroy Chandler, will be on display 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in R-01. Mr. Chandler will also present a lecture about the exhibit.
The exhibit spans a period beginning with the extraction of natives from the western shores of Africa and the first chattel slave arriving in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. It includes timelines of such events as voyages through the middle passage, the Civil War, the Reconstruction Period, the Jim Crow era as well as the Civil Rights Era. The collection also consists of photographs, artwork, news articles, buttons and cards.
On display will be more than 2,000 artifacts, and attendees will learn about such military groups as the Buffalo Soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen, The Triple, The Montford Point Marines and the Golden Thirteen of the Navy.