Remember the Old Times: Cape Verdean Community in Fox Point, 1920 to 1945

May 10, 2009 to October 28, 2009
Carriage House Gallery, Brown Center for Public Humanities 357 Benefit Street

Remember the Old Times: Cape Verdean Community in Fox Point, 1920 to 1945 was a student-curated and executed exhibition that told the story of the history and culture of the Cape Verdean community that lived in the Fox Point neighborhood. Cape Verdean Fox Point was a vibrant, close-knit community that was displaced by urban renewal, gentrification, and the expansion of Brown University. But the community lives on in former residents' memories, and in the photographs, archives, and artifacts so many residents saved. Their memories and stories were brought to life in this exhibit.

The exhibit was curated by students in the course AMCV1550: Methods in Public Humanities with generous help from Claire Andrade-Watkins, Lou Costa, Steven Lubar, Ron Potvin, Anne M. Valk, Erin Wells, and many others.

Download "The Cab Ride," an original comic by artist Alec Thibodeau based on an oral history interview with Fox Point native, Johnny Costa.