Joyner Library recently brought the traveling For All the World to See exhibit from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Faulkner Gallery. This exhibit showcases African American history from the Jim Crow era.
We, the editorial staff of The East Carolinian, appreciate East Carolina University’s efforts to not hide America’s dark past by hosting the For All the World to See exhibit in Joyner Library. The new exhibit features artifacts from the Jim Crow era and shows how society’s view of African Americans changed.
The exhibit begins with derogatory images of African Americans and throughout the exhibit you see images of black women in lead roles. This exhibit allows students to look at history from perspectives they may have never thought of.
This exhibit is bringing guest speakers who will tell the story of Emmett Till, speak about reporting on civil rights in the south and designing the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Bringing these speakers to campus give students opportunities to learn that they can’t be taught in the classroom.
This exhibit is providing students with the opportunity to learn about African American history outside of the classroom. Opportunities to learn outside of the classroom encourage students to learn more about things they wouldn’t usually learn about.