Putting Black Women on the Map: Then & Now, February 5 to February 26, 2023
In Celebration of Black History Month
In collaboration with LexSeeHer, whose mission is to make women visible, Putting Black Women on the Map, pays tribute to the contributions made by Black women across 300+ years of Lexington history. The exhibition will examine the legacies of Margaret Tulip, a freed slave, re-enslaved, who went to court to win back her freedom, Phebe Banister Burdoo, a free woman of color whose son fought in the battle of Lexington, Mary Elizabeth Miles Bibb, the first African American woman to graduate from the Lexington Normal School, an abolitionist, educator and journalist.
Photos of the opening taken by Nicole Mordecai