Determined Traveling Exhibition

Determined Traveling Exhibition


Content: 10 double-sided pull-up banner units

Size: Approximately 750 square feet for comfortable viewing on all sides

Loan Period: 6 weeks

Rental Fee: $100 + shipping

Availability: Refer to schedule

In 2020, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the upsurge of social justice protests highlighted the systemic racism that afflicts our society. The roots of racial inequities stretch back to 1619, to the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia and the beginnings of race-based oppression and discrimination in America.

Across the ensuing 400 years, Black people and their allies have fought for freedom, equal justice, and access to opportunities. They have overcome excruciating conditions and have made remarkable achievements, yet progress has been hindered by setbacks and persistent racism.

Determined: The 400-Year Struggle for Black Equality traces four centuries of Black history in Virginia through stories of extraordinary individuals who struggled for equality and, in the process, profoundly shaped the nature of American society and the meaning of our collective ideals.

Their stories help us to understand the origins of today’s problems and to reckon with the painful legacies of slavery, segregation, and white supremacy. These determined individuals also inspire us to create a better future.

Determined Traveling Exhibition – 2021 Schedule

05/31/21 - 07/12/21:  [OPEN]

07/19/21 - 08/30/21: Fairfax Museum & Visitor CenterFairfax, Virginia

09/06/21 - 10/18/21: M.E.O. Central Library, Virginia Beach, Virginia 

10/25/21 - 12/06/21: Lynchburg Museum, Lynchburg, Virginia 

2022 Schedule

01/31/22 - 03/07/22: Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia

03/14/22 - 04/18/22: Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society

04/25/22 - 05/30/22: Northside Library (JMRL), Charlottesville, Virginia

06/06/22 - 07/11/22: Waynesboro Public Library, Waynesboro, Virginia

07/18/22 - 08/29/22: Reston Historic Museum & Trust (RHT), Reston, Virginia

09/05/22 - 10/17/22: [OPEN]

10/24/22 - 12/05/22: [OPEN]

Want to book this exhibition for your organization? Contact us!

Photo of VMHC Exhibit Technician, Veronica Blanco
To book this exhibition, please contact:

Veronica Blanco, Exhibit Technician

Phone: 804.340.2273
Mail: Virginia Museum of History & Culture, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, Virginia 23221

Determined Traveling Exhibition Banners on full display in gallery
Determined Traveling Exhibition Banners on full display in gallery
Included, but not seen in image: Two additional banners