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[TN] exhibit, cleveland tennessee

IndiVisible': New Smithsonian exhibit looks at blended ancestry of blacks and American Indians

Two old-fashioned, wooden auditorium chairs might be questionable additions to a Smithsonian Institution exhibition, but in the case of "IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," the folding chairs are silent reminders of the struggle for acceptance by the two featured minorities, especially those who intermarried between those races.

"The chairs are balcony seats from the Princess Theatre in downtown Cleveland, where blacks and American Indians had to sit prior to civil rights and desegregation," explains Joy Veenstra, the Museum Center at Five Points' curator of education.

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

"IndiVisible" is the Smithsonian Institute's traveling exhibit that reveals unique information about the little-known history of people with dual African-American and Native American ancestry.

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http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/life/entertainment/story/2015/may/03/indivisible/301712/

the Museum Center at 5ive Points.
http://www.museumcenter.org/

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another interesting exhibit! :)


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