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November 7, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Museum: American History Museum
Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum
Location: 2nd Floor, East Wing, African American History and Culture Gallery
In 1938, Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff was commissioned to paint a series of murals for Talladega College, Alabama, one of the first colleges established for blacks in the United States. Installed in the institution’s newly constructed Savery Library, the six murals portray noteworthy events in the rise of blacks from slavery to freedom. Though he painted the murals for a local audience of students and faculty, Woodruff intended their impact to reach beyond Talladega’s campus.