About the Exhibit
Focusing on African-American history and culture, the exhibit features over 650 select items from the private collection of Nia and Morris McAdoo.
The Homage Exhibit opens the door to the African-American experience in the United States from the time of Slavery to the election of Barack Obama. This unique curator-led experience gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how Homage was designed and created.
Each artifact represents an icon, cultural phenomenon, or pivotal historical moment and accompanies works created by artists and creatives. Highlights of the collection draw attention to key figures such as Booker T. Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Frederick Douglas, and various artifacts from moments in the civil rights movement.
Our display items change from exhibit to exhibit, if you would like to secure specific items from the collection for your event please let us know in advance. Use our contact form to inquire about specific dates.
Select items from the Homage Exhibit
NAACP Annual Report
This official Report from the NAACP covers in depth the sanitation strike of 1968 along with other topics of the time from the point of view of the youth councils in the southern states.
Oct. 1960 News Ad.
October 22, 1960 newsstand display card for the Saturday Evening Post Magazine.
Rowan covered the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement in the South, including the historic Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott in 1955. As the only black reporter covering the story for a national outlet, Rowan struck a special friendship with leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr.
1952 "INSTRUCTIONS to PORTERS, ATTENDANTS and BUS BOYS", original training manual.
Slave Transport Collar
Made of metal with three (3) bells which make noise when moved. Worn by slaves during transport and by those with a history of escaping. This artifact opens from the neck and can be secured with a lock.