In celebration of Black History Month, Olmsted County, the City of Rochester, and Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) are officially launching the tour of a new traveling exhibit called “Still We Rise: Rochester’s Black Legacy.”
The “Still We Rise: Rochester’s Black Legacy” exhibit will be on public view in the rotunda of the Olmsted County Government Center February 5 – 9, 2024.
More about the exhibit
“Still We Rise: Rochester’s Black Legacy” is a traveling showcase of key leaders and events that have shaped the local community and its history.
First developed through the leadership of Andre Crockett in partnership with the History Center of Olmsted County, the first “Rochester Black History” exhibit is currently installed at the History Center.
The new traveling pop-up exhibition directed by Crockett (Founder and Owner of BarberShop & Social Services and Sports Mentorship Academy), and curated and designed by writer, Nicole Asong Nfonoyim-Hara (Founder of Griot Arts), will be hosted in various community venues and locations to activate dialogue and invite further learning about the city’s own connections to its Black history and a legacy of Black leadership and excellence.
This exhibit is the first of its kind in its span of Rochester Black history and its contextualization of this history within the wider state and regional history from the mid-1800s to today.