January 18, 2022

New exhibit will focus on black civil rights advocates.

New exhibit at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential site will focus on Black Civil Rights advocates.

New exhibit at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential site will focus on Black Civil Rights advocates.

A new exhibit at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential site will focus on Black Civil Rights advocates.

IUPUI student curator Kelly Poston said the exhibit, “No Compact of Silence,” highlights national and local Black civil rights activists during President Benjamin Harrison’s term in office.

“I really hope people look at these great Indiana advocates, names I haven’t ever heard of before I started researching, and now I am very proud they were here in Indiana and doing such great work,” Poston said.

Individuals featured include prominent national advocates like Frederick Douglass and Ida B. Wells along with those with local connections like William D. McCoy, Dolly Johnson and more.

An opening reception is Jan. 27. The exhibit, included with general admission, will be open to the public from Jan. 28 through Nov. 1.

The exhibit is made possible through the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s New Century Curator collaboration with the IUPUI Museum Studies program.

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