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TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today – TESTIFY TALKS
March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
MPR News host Angela Davis will moderate a conversation on “Race, Justice and the Economy” with Justice Alan Page and Neel Kashkari, president and CEO of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank at Pohlad Hall in the Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central.
The conversation is part of a series of events scheduled as part of TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery Today. Presented by Page and his family,
Page and his family are again presenting their exhibit “TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today.” Directed by Page’s daughter Georgi Page-Smith, selections from this extraordinary collection of African-American art and artifacts will be on view from Feb. 1 to March 29, 2023. The family hopes the exhibit will help bridge divides, deepen dialogue and encourage action on justice.
The exhibit features 100-plus objects of oppression and expression. A steel collar from 1820s Virginia is displayed next to a gilded KKK Plate and an elaborate candelabra. A Civil War-era banner reads “Our Country Shall Be One Country” on one side and “Uncle Abe We Will Not Forget You” on the other. Powerful works by artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Charles White and Clementine Hunter help reclaim African American narratives.
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