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Meet the powerful individuals, who were newspaper publishers, journalists, didactic thinkers, courageous writers, and skilled photographers. Collectively, they were known as the Black Press and as a cadre of political activists, they organized and fought to be recognized and respected as a race of people, and to gain economic justice.


Dr. James Parker Legacy Room 
Open to the public May 28, 2022
The Parker Family Legacy Room will hold a permanent exhibit featuring a family of medical doctors and educators — These extraordinary and  beloved family left a cherished legacy. Coming early Winter of 2021. Sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health.



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A Love Letter to Count Basie: From The Great Migration to The Harlem Renaissance
This exhibit is the first time the Count Basie collection has been shared publicly since its 2018 acquisition by the Institute for Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz research center, located on the campus of Rutgers University – Newark. Read more here.

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Johnny Jazz: A Man & His Music - Exhibit & Documentary

A look at Johnny Ralph 'Johnny Jazz' Gatta Jr., a NJ butcher and lover of Jazz Music who made a mark on the jazz world and his community.


The Fabric of Our lives: A Cultural Textile Experience
From a newborn baby wrapped in a swaddling blanket to discovering our own unique style, fabric is a major facet of our lives, whether we know it or not. Fabric, as art, is the special emphasis of this exhibit. We’re exploring the African Continent to highlight a wide array of patterns and designs that make fabricationand textiles works of art.


Afrofuturist Design: From Ancient Dogon to Wakandan Futures

An exploration Afrofuturism as a framework for exploring and understanding issues related to race, gender, class and other social identities while expanding representation in science fiction.


City of Hope
A  showcase of commemorative posters from The City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. This exhibition from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, City of Hope commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s daring vision to end poverty in the United States. Photographs and artwork by students from Monmouth University were inspired by King's vision.

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