Receiving rave reviews, traveling exhibition brings to life the story of slavery at Monticello through 300-plus objects, works of art, documents and artifacts unearthed at the storied plantation
WHAT: Due to popular demand, the groundbreaking Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty traveling exhibition has been extended through January 21, 2019, closing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
WHY: Traveling west of the Mississippi River for the first time, this widely acclaimed exhibition brings to life the story of slavery at Monticello through the eyes of six families living the experience.
Delivering a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty features more than 300 objects, works of art, documents and artifacts unearthed at the storied plantation. Dallas is the first city to host the updated touring exhibition, which features new items never seen outside of Monticello.
The exhibition includes a special feature on Sally Hemings, one of the most famous African American women in American history. As an enslaved woman at the age of 16, Hemings negotiated with one of the most powerful men in the nation, ensuring she would receive “extraordinary privileges” and achieve freedom for her children. Jefferson fathered at least six children with Hemings, four of whom survived to adulthood.
WHERE: African American Museum, Dallas in Fair Park, 3536 Grand Avenue.
PARKING: Free parking available in front of the museum
INFO: For details and tickets, go to.