40 Acres: The Promise of a Black Pastoral

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Feb 2016 - Oct 2016

Throughout the twentieth century, the cry for 40 Acres was a verdant symbol for a self-reliant Black nation. Stories of owning, losing, and finally reclaiming land are historical constants appearing in visual culture, blues music, preaching, recipes, and related cultural practices. The dream of a Black Pastoral also stirred generations of artists who recognized its significance as an organizing principle and an existential state.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle

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