Expressions of Untold Stories: Our Voice is an art and audio exhibit created by Huron High School’s 2023 10th grade African American Humanities Accelerated Class (AC) as a culmination of their studies of Afr ican American life. It was curated with support from a Young Curators Grant sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
ARTWORK – Scroll through the gallery, click on an image and learn more.
PODCASTS – Telling stories about their family history or members of the community.
The students gained behind-the-scenes and hands-on experience with visits to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Their final projects resulted in over twenty pieces of art and intergenerational interviews with family and community members. The art work was exhibited at the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County June through August. The themes include life in the 1930s and 1940s, The Great Migration, social justice issues, economic development, spirituality and religion,women’s empowerment, art, music, and the impact of August Wilson’s play The Piano Lesson. The exhibit was installed to complement the selected prints of the Migration Series by 23-year-old artist Jacob Lawrence and oral history intergenerational interviews with local residents sharing stories from their family history.
PHOTO GALLERY – Students visited the UM Museum of Art, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies gallery Afrofuturistic Exhibit, and working on final project in the classroom.