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Yanga: Journeys to Freedom!

The upcoming exhibition will break ground introducing new and existing materials in a direct and purposeful, bilingual educational experience using all five senses. Visitors will leave with a powerful and thoughtful overview of Gaspar Yanga’s role as a liberator and the slave trade experience in the Americas including examples of original tools used to punish. In addition, the exhibition highlights the often-neglected story of the Mascogos, who took the Southern route of the unofficial Underground Railroad to escape slavery in the United States to find the desert town of Nacimiento de los Negros (Birth of the Negros) in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila.

This exhibition, curated by Jorge Baldor and Zameer Jiwani from Latino Arts Project in collaboration with the African American Museum of Dallas, will include commissioned and collected Folk Art, interactive visual displays, sounds of African drums and videos of Afro-Mexican festivals and original dances.

Both in-person and virtual bilingual tours are available for educational programs. Individuals and groups have the opportunity to host private events in a space enriched with a fine arts aesthetic.

The exhibition welcomes the community by offering free admission. It is scheduled from April 7, 2022 – October 16, 2022, at the African American Museum of Dallas, located in Fair Park, at 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210.

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