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A powerful exhibit from the Delaware Art Museum is on display at UMD

Shalon Monroe
Updated: January 16, 2022 04:45 PM
Created: January 14, 2022 07:16 PM

A powerful exhibit from the Delaware Art Museum is now on display at the University of Minnesota at Duluth. The exhibit, called 'Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot', was commissioned by Hank Willis Thomas

A press release from UMD stating that the power of Mr. Thomas’ work being displayed in the Northland will hopefully shed light on related social injustice in the United States, as well as the unspoken trauma of the black communities that has been endured for centuries in Duluth and beyond.

This exhibit shows the aftermath in Wilmington, Delaware through photos and interactive visual art to show the unrest of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on April 4th, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Mr. Henry Banks, a committee member, hopes the exhibit sends a strong message throughout the community,

“We still need change! We still need to come together. Police brutality is a real thing,” said Mr. Banks. “African heritage and other BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) people, even in our community of Duluth have suffered at the hands of the police. And so what we are trying to do is bring people together to see that, understand it and come together as a community to address it, to deal with it.”

The exhibit will be at the Tweed Museum until January 25th. The museum is open Tuesdays from 10 am until 7 pm. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10 am to 3:30 pm.  

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