Ludlow Neighborhood Featured in NYC Library Exhibit on the African American Suburban Experience

The Ludlow community was featured in New York City Public Library exhibit entitled, “Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson.” 

leadimage_300The description from the NYCPL:

What do the suburbs teach us about the black experience, family ideals, community and racial identity? How is the myth of the American Dream complicated by the African American suburban experience? These and other questions are explored in our new exhibition, Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson, co-presented by The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and curated by James Levy of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. This exhibition travels through Hempstead, New York; Shaker Heights, Ohio; Compton and Baldwin Hills, California; and other American suburbs. The collection features photographs, letters, property deeds, personal interviews, artifacts and compelling archival film footage that trace a twentieth century narrative of migration and community building that reveals a rich tapestry of contradictions and the persistence of hope.

The feature will be on exhibit through December 31, 2015 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem in New York City. Learn more at: http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/black-suburbia

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