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Levi Rowan Photograph Traveling Exhibition

In honor of Black History Month, the Columbus Public Library hosts an exhibit of photographic prints taken by Levi J. Rowan, former President of Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Alcorn State University). These photos date to the 1890s and tell the stories of middle- and upper-class African Americans in Mississippi and Louisiana. The exhibit opens January 30th and will be displayed until February 24.

 

There will be an opening reception on February 2nd at 5:30pm. Dr. Robert Luckett, Director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African American Experience, will present “The Rise of a Little Harlem in Mississippi: The Levi Rowan Photograph Collection." The opening reception as well as the exhibit are free and open to the public.

 

The exhibit is on loan from the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African American Experience at Jackson State University. Presentation made possible by the Mississippi Humanities Council. For more information, contact Mona Vance-Ali at 662.329.5304.

 

Read the full press release here.

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Open by appointment. Circa 1843 NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT   This pillared mansion was built near the street, although the property extended over an entire city block; it includes gardens,…

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Upcoming Events

Mississippi University for Women Galleries Alumni Exhibit

06 Feb 2017

Through April 13th, MUW Galleries host an Alumni Exhibition. Visit www.muw.edu/as/art/gallery for information on this and…
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Levi Rowan Photograph Traveling Exhibition

06 Feb 2017

In honor of Black History Month, the Columbus Public Library hosts an exhibit of photographic…
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Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts Exhibition

06 Feb 2017

Through April 7th, MUW Galleries host the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum for…
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