Hudson County Community College Invites the Community to View “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963”

Posted: 10/21/2015
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu

October 22, 2015, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County residents are invited to examine the impact of two pivotal events in the history of the United States by attending the exhibition, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963” at Hudson County Community College (HCCC). The free exhibit may be viewed now through Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Hudson County Community College Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City, NJ.

HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. said the College is one of just fifty venues in the United States to host the traveling exhibit, which is presented in partnership with the Hudson County Genealogical and Historical Society, and by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The exhibit is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is part of NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.”

Based upon an original interactive exhibition developed by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the exhibit enables visitors to examine the impact of these two great movements through documents, photos, and other images of these historic events.

The exhibit is open to all members of the community, Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Guided group tours may be arranged by phoning 201-360-4678 or emailing gallery@hccc.edu . Please note that school groups must be accompanied by a teacher, and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition, on
Wednesday, October 28th at 12 p.m., civil rights leader and author Junius Williams will speak on his recently published book, Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power.

Complete information about the Gallery offerings may be found at www.hccc.edu/dineenhullgallery/ . Information on the upcoming Cultural Affairs Program events is available at www.hccc.edu/cultural-affairs