“The Journey” walks visitors through a narrative spanning from the Great Migration through today. Displayed at the shuttered Anthony Overton Elementary School in Chicago’s South Side Bronzeville neighborhood, the exhibition highlighted the trials and tribulations, as well as the triumphs of African Americans over the last century. Chronicled through an abundance images and texts the installation presents the key role African Americans have played in the development of Chicago as a city and the U.S. as a country, as well as their continued struggle for racial equality. “The Journey” is part of a larger project spearheaded by Creative Grounds to bring awareness and discuss social issues through the activation of shuttered Chicago Public Schools.
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