Monticello and the Legacies of Slavery

  • 10 Oct 2019 10:02 AM
    Message # 7926572

    Two copies available for travel Fall 2019 with one-month loan period.

    With the support of the NEH, Monticello is pleased to offer Monticello and the Legacies of Slavery, a traveling exhibition.  This exhibition presents Monticello as a microcosm of the American story – a lens through which to understand the complicated dynamics of race and our founding, and the ways in which slavery continues to shape our nation. In 11 freestanding panels, Monticello and the Legacies of Slavery examines slavery at Monticello as well as its painful legacies, among them the burdens of inequality still carried by many people of color in the United States. It draws heavily from material gathered through the Getting Word Oral History Project, amplifying the voices of descendants of Monticello’s enslaved community and establishing an overall narrative arc from slavery to freedom and the continuing struggle for equality.

    Monticello supports small and mid-sized institutions with some of the costs of Monticello and the Legacies of Slavery.

    Requirements: 60-70 running feet (flexible), standard facility report, certificate of insurance

    Number of Works: 11 retractable, free-standing panels, measuring approximately 33” wide and 88” tall

    Text Components: All included on 11 panels

    Optional Interpretive Content: Monticello offers on-site and virtual programs to host museums, including panel discussions with descendants of the enslaved community and staff experts.

    Contact: Mary Mason Williams, Curatorial Assistant 804-683-6124