New, 300 Piece Exhibit Coming to African American Museum in Dallas


The African American Museum in Dallas is getting a new addition. The museum is preparing to unveil the updated traveling exhibit, ‘Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty.’

Dallas is the first stop on the exhibit’s national tour boasting more than 300 pieces of art, documents and artifacts from the Virginia plantation. Organizers say this exhibit will feature never before seen items from the plantation.

“This is not just African American history, but this is American history,” said Gayle Jessup White, Monticello’s Community Engagement Officer and a Hemings Family and Jefferson descendant. “We are given the chance to learn about all the men, women and children who at some point, were on that plantation.”

Dallas City Councilmember Kevin Felder spearheaded the effort to get…

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