Institute for Visual Studies

Representing Black Harrisonburg

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Please join us on Wedensday, April 20 from 2:30-4:30 in Roop 208 for the opening reception of our spring Studio Seminar "Representing Black Harrisonburg." Students have creatively combined historical research and modern storytelling techniques to showcase the Lucy F. Simms School, which served the African-American community of Harrisonburg during segregation. Lead by an interdisciplinary team, students used research and creative methods from various fields of study to produce an interactive website (soon to be available at www.omeka.jmu.edu/simms) and permanent exhibit at the former school, now known as the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center. This exhibition is a preview to the coming permanent exhibition at the Lucy F. Simms Center. All are welcome, refreshments will be served.

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