Determined Traveling Exhibition

Determined Traveling Exhibition

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Content: 10 double-sided pull-up banner units. View Prospectus

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 Schedule

     2021

    10/25/21 - 12/06/21: Lynchburg Museum, Lynchburg, Virginia 
    12/13/21 - 1/24/22: Staunton River Memorial Library, Altavista, Virginia

     2022

    12/13/21 - 1/24/22: Staunton River Memorial Library, Altavista, Virginia
    
01/31/22 - 02/17/22: Fredericksburg Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia
    02/21/22 - 03/07/22: Howell Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia
    03/14/22 - 04/18/22: Ker Place, Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Onacock, Virginia
    04/25/22 - 05/30/22: Northside Library, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL), Charlottesville, Virginia
    06/06/22 - 07/11/22: Waynesboro Public Library, Waynesboro, Virginia
    07/18/22 - 08/29/22: Reston Museum, Reston Historic Trust & Museum (RHT), Reston, Virginia
    09/05/22 - 10/17/22: Fairfield Area Library, Henrico County Public Library (HCPL)Henrico, Virginia
    10/24/22 - 12/05/22: Chesterfield County Public Library (CCPL), Chesterfield, Virginia

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

Email: vblanco@VirginiaHistory.org 
Phone: 804.340.2273
Mail: Virginia Museum of History & Culture, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, Virginia 23221

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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
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Student protest in Farmville, Prince Edward County, during the fight to desegregate schools
Student protest in Farmville, Prince Edward County, during the fight to desegregate schools, July 1963
Courtesy of Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Map detail of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia, 1751
Detail from Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, Map of the Most Inhabited Part of Virginia, 1751
From VMHC Collections
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King George County “colored” ballot box, 1867
King George County “colored” ballot box, 1867
Courtesy of Library of Virginia
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2nd Lt. Clemenceau Givings with his plane
2nd Lt. Clemenceau Givings with his plane, about 1944
From VMHC Collections
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Gladys West, 1977
Gladys West, 1977
Courtesy of Gladys and Ira West
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Arthur Ashe’s Davis Cup championship ring, 1970
Arthur Ashe’s Davis Cup championship ring, 1970
From VMHC Collections