Date(s) - 11/09/2023 - 04/01/2024
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
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- Opening reception and artist talk… NOV 9, 6:00 PM – Reserve free tickets here
Descendants of the Black 1000: Flight from Oklahoma Black Towns to Canada, features the work of Canadian artist Donna Paris and photographer David Ofori Zapparoli. A selection of 12 photographs with corresponding oral history audio recordings reveals the deep connections between Black Canadians and Oklahoma, from where many of the portrait sitters’ forebears hail. Through photographs, interviews, and archival materials, Descendants of the Black 1000 creates a fuller picture of how Black history in Oklahoma had an international reach, going beyond the state and connecting communities across the continent.