IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

January 9–31, 2013

Duderstadt Center Gallery
2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Hours: 12:00–6:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 12:00–5:00 PM on Sundays. The gallery will be open from 12:00–6:00 PM on Martin Luther King Day.

An important part of the American story has long been invisible—the story of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. For 500 years or more, African American and Native people have come together, creating shared histories, communities, and ways of life. Often divided by prejudice, laws, or twists of history, African-Native Americans are united by a double heritage that is truly indivisible. Their historic journey will be explored in an upcoming exhibit at the University of Michigan.

Opening Event:
Identities in Red, Black and White: A Roundtable Discussion

4:00–6:00 PM, January 10, 2013

The Ann Arbor display of IndiVisible is coordinated by the U-M Museum of Natural History and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies. Support for the IndiVisible exhibit and opening event was provided by the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Museum of Natural History; Department of Afroamerican and African Studies; Native American Studies Program; Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach; ArtsEngine; and Department of English.

Related Event:

"Earth, Sky, Water, Fire: Stories of the Americas," Afro-Native Storytelling by Elizabeth James, January 20, 2:00–3:00 PM, at the Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Hear stories from the Afro-Native tradition by storyteller Elizabeth James, who enjoys sharing tales of her ancestors from this land with the world. Elizabeth James is honored to be an Afro-Native third generation storyteller, following in the tradition of her grandmother and mother. She works inthe Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan.

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas was developed, produced, and circulated by the Smithsonian, with generous support from an anonymous donor and the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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