Santa Fe College Student Life and the Black Student Union present “Pathways to Freedom,” a black history exhibit in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit, developed by Leroy Chandler, is on display 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb 6 and 7, in R-01 on SF’s Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd St.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Mr. Chandler will also present a lecture about the exhibit.
The collection consists of photographs, artwork, news articles, buttons and cards, and more than 2,000 artifacts covering the extraction of natives from the western shores of Africa to the first chattel slave arriving in Jamestown Virginia in 1619. The exhibit includes timelines of such events as voyages through the middle passage, the Civil War, the Reconstruction Period, the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s. Attendees can learn about military groups like the Buffalo Soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen, The Triple, The Montford Point Marines and the Golden Thirteen of the Navy.
Check out TV20’s coverage of the exhibit.