Claiming Citizenship: African Americans and New Deal Photography

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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Dec 6, 2013, 10am - 6pm

628-515 Malcolm X Boulevard Manhattan

The New Deal-era photographs in Claiming Citizenship illustrate a number of ways that African Americans took opportunities opened up by the New Deal to claim their status as citizens, in some ways laying foundations for the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition--curated by Rickie Solinger--also explores (implicitly and explictily) the constituent elements of "citizenship."