February 14 – April 11, 2020
*Extended through August 2, 2020
This engaging exhibit highlights the lives of five exceptional residents of New London County, past and present—attorney Lonnie Braxton, Rev. Florence Clarke, Sonalysts Board member Donetta Hodge, Coast Guard Commander (Ret.) Merle Smith, and 19th century freed slave and teacher Ichabod Pease. Stories of Resilience showcases their determination, bravery and strength in the face of personal and systemic racism. Developed from the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT’s Encountering Differences Program, the exhibit paints a picture of remarkable successes in the face of daunting obstacles through personal photographs, artifacts, and video testimonies.
In the press:
The Day: Resilience in the face of racism: Exhibition at Lyman Allyn in New London focuses on the extraordinary lives and impact of five local people
Hartford Courant: From burning crosses to everyday slights, pervasive racism documented in New London exhibit
This exhibition is generously supported in part by the Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Bank of America, Trustee. We extend a special thank you to Todd Gipstein for creating all of the visual display panels and videos for this exhibition. [Read more…]