In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience

A negro family just arrived in Chicago from the rural South, courtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

FEBRUARY 11—MARCH 26, 2017

The Albany Institute of History & Art is partnering with the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc., the Capital District Black Chamber of Commerce, and the JAFJR Community Foundation to host a traveling panel exhibition created and curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library.

According to the Schomburg Center: “African Americans, perhaps more than any other population in the Americas, have been shaped by migrations. Their culture and history are the products of black peoples’ various movements, coerced and voluntary, that started in the Western Hemisphere 500 years ago. Everywhere their thirst for freedom, education, and opportunities brought them, African Americans have recreated themselves and transformed the land, the cities, the culture, and ultimately the nation. In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience examines how African Americans, constantly in motion, have formed and transformed themselves and their landscape through migration.”

This exhibition is located on the third floor atrium of the Albany Institute. There is no admission fee.

If you are interested in learn more about school tour opportunities, please contact the Education Department at (518) 463-4478 ext. 405.

 

Online Resources

Visit The Schomburg Center's website In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience website for additional resources.

Exhibition Events & Programs

Footprints of Our Ancesters| community event hosted by the African-American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc. | Thursday, March 9 | 6:30—7:30PM | free admission

The Migration Experience: Traditions and Sounds of Our Culture | community event hosted by the African-American Cultural Center of the Capital Region, Inc. | Sunday, March 19 | 3—5PM | free with museum admission