Brown Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

To explore the digital exhibition for Changing America RI, click here.

Changing America examines the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, two events separated by one hundred years, yet profoundly linked together in a larger story of liberty and the American experience.

Images from the opening of the online exhibition can be seen here or by clicking on the image below.

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Thursday, May 7 | 4 PM-8 PM
Exhibition opening
Remarks by Prof. Françoise Hamlin: "Freedom's Promissory Note" | 5:30 PM
Unveiling of the online exhibition “Changing America: Rhode Island” | 7 PM
Brown RISD Hillel, Social Hall
The Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center
80 Brown Street | Providence, RI 02906 


Friday, May 8 | 12 PM
Lunch talk with Prof. Michael Vorenberg
"When Should History Say That Slavery Ended in the United States?"
Please RSVP to [email protected]
Brown RISD Hillel, Meeting Room
The Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center
80 Brown Street | Providence, RI 02906 
 

The exhibition will be on display at the Hillel Gallery from May 7- June 10.

Free and Open to the Public. RSVP on Facebook!

Brown RISD Hillel
The Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center
80 Brown Street | Providence, RI 02906
Monday-Friday: 9am-10pm Saturdays: 10am-8pm Sundays: 12pm-6pm

Learn more about the Changing America exhibition.

“Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963” is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is part of NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” which brings four outstanding films on the civil rights movement to communities across the United States (see http://createdequal.neh.gov). “Created Equal” encourages communities across the country to revisit and reflect on the long history of the struggle for civil rights in America.