Exciting Exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery in Cape May focuses on African American organizations
In the past, Cape May was a segregated town. The United States was a segregated country. In response to this, African Americans formed their own institutions, businesses, and social life. In past years, the Center for Community Arts created exhibits focusing on the black-owned business that once existed in Cape May and on the military contributions of Cape May’s black citizens. This year the exciting exhibit is called Celebrating Community Service: Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County is opening in the Carriage House Gallery at the Emlen Physick Estate, run by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.
By telling this aspect of American history with personal stories of our friends and neighbors, the Center for Community Arts makes the history much more interesting and immediate, as well as linking our local story to the large themes of the nation’s story.
If you’re coming to visit us at Leith Hall this winter, check out this great exhibit at MAC.