Events

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Local Artist Alex Mancini will discuss the evolution of her portrait and interview exhibit with non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals. Lenny Schnier, Noah Toledo and Ally Tippett who are profiled in this exhibit will discuss their experiences as individuals who identify outside the gender binary. This program will include a discussion where attendees can share ideas and experiences and ask questions of the panelists. This program is part of the series, "Journey to Equality: The LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement."
  • Fitchburg High School Library, 3rd Floor, 140 Arn-How Farm Road
  • Fitchburg, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: 978-665-4222
  • email: cstrittm@fitchburgstate.edu
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 5:30 PM7:00 PM
Local Artist Alex Mancini will discuss the evolution of her portrait and interview exhibit with non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals. Lenny Schnier, Noah Toledo and Ally Tippett who are profiled in this exhibit will discuss their experiences as individuals who identify outside the gender binary. This program will include a discussion where attendees can share ideas and experiences and ask questions of the panelists. Those attending will be able to view the exhibit which is on display at the Library. This program is part of the series, "Journey to Equality: The LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement."
  • Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library, 1st Floor Hammond Hall, Fitchburg State University, 160 Pearl Street
  • Fitchburg, Worcester County, MA (Central)
  • contact: 978-665-4222
  • email: cstrittm@fitchburgstate.edu
  • cost: free
  • funded by Mass Humanities

Exhibits

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Sunday, February 25, 2018
Itinerant photographer William Bullard left behind a trove of over 5,400 glass negatives at the time of his death in 1918. Among these negatives are over 230 portraits of African Americans and Native Americans mostly from the Beaver Brook community in Worcester,MA. This exhibit features eighty of these unprinted and heretofore unpublished photographs. that otherwise may have been lost to history. Bullard's identification of over 80% of his sitters makes this collection especially rare and enables this exhibition to tell specific stories about individuals and recreate a more accurate historical context. Moreover, Bullard's portraits examine the role of photography as the vehicle for "a new Black identity" during the nascent years of the New Negro movement. Offering a photographic narrative of migration and resettlement in the aftermath of Emancipation and Reconstruction, Bullard's portraits address larger themes involving race in American history, many of which remain relevant today, notably, the story of people of color claiming their rightful place in society as well as the fundamentally American story of migration, immigration, and the creation of a community in new surroundings.

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