Color Line: Black Excellence on the World Stage

Southwest Portland
When
Sept. 28, 2019–Feb. 16, 2020
Days vary
Cost Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+ & College Students, Free Children 17 and under
Where
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

At the International Exposition of 1900 in Paris, American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois put together “The American Negro Exhibit,” a remarkable collection of more than 300 photographs of African-American men and women, homes, churches, businesses and universities. These photographs were paired with a series of charts and graphs designed by Du Bois to visualize data about the descendants of former slaves in the United States. The exhibit directly challenged racist stereotypes and notions of racial segregation that were pervasive at the time. As part of this exhibit in Paris, Du Bois presented his prophetic and poetic statement, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line” — a problem of the human condition that remains unresolved to this day.

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