Upcoming Exhibits

Mightier Than the Sword

Opening August 27, 2016

The museum’s 2016-2017 exhibition will focus on the written word, examining the history and evolution of African American literature and writing from the 18th century to the present – from autobiographical slave narratives to the creative explosion of the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary authors, poets, and playwrights. In addition, it will explore the role of literature in shaping public opinion. It will feature both well-known and local wordsmiths from a variety of disciplines – fiction, biography, children’s literature, poetry, plays, graphic novels, and more.

phillis wheatley

Phillis Wheatley, Courtesy of the Library of Congress