Race and Revolution: Still Separate - Still Unequal explores school segregation in the United States since the landmark court case Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka that ruled separate but equal educational facilities unconstitutional. Despite this ruling in 1954, the United States has yet to integrate its schools. In fact, school segregation is worse today than it was in the years immediately following Brown V. Board of Education. By pairing contemporary art with historical documents, this art exhibition becomes a critical examination of efforts by local, State, and Federal governments to maintain or dissolve segregation. The artwork addresses how segregated schools are being experienced by students today, whether it is lack of cultural and historical representation, lack of resources and opportunities, over policing, or standardized testing. The documents and art pieces act as if in dialogue, calling out the past to address the issues of the present.
Curated by Katie Fuller and Larry Ossei-Mensah
Additional Tour Dates:
Penn State, State College, PA Jan 29th - April 6th, 2019
August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA - April 27th - July 21st, 2019