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
“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.
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
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.
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
. 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.
information about the Gallery offerings may be found at
. Information on the upcoming Cultural Affairs Program
events is available at