Contemporary Connections Digital Exhibits

This exhibit collection focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first century representation of Black histories and the ways in which they resonate and build upon the past, often in creative ways. For example, included in this collection are two exhibits, “From Freedom Schools to the #BPSwalkout," "Early Black Boston and the Fight for Women’s Rights,” which focuses on the contemporary period . These exhibits engage with how contemporary events and concepts such as the Boston Bussing movement, gentrification, and white feminism are grounded in  past histories that inevitably shape the present. This collection also foregrounds more experimental exhibits and projects that are intended as  spaces to explore, build, and create legacies and cultivate technologies of resistance. 

Explores issues of displacement, gentrification, and the challenges faced by underserved communities in resisting the expansion of modern-day universities.

This exhibit examines the continuing resonances of the histories of enslavement in New England by exploring the debate surrounding the inclusion of the Royall family crest as part of Harvard Law School’s seal. the Royall family's fortune derived from enslaved people’s labor on their Antiguan plantations.

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Discusses the issue of racial exclusion in feminist movements, focusing on white feminism's failure to address the concerns of women of color. It also emphasizes the importance of practicing intersectional feminism for a more inclusive future.

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