Friends of Geer Cemetery Outdoor Pop-up at MoDH

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The Museum of Durham History, in partnership with the Friends of Geer Cemetery, presents the story of four women who were buried in Geer Cemetery in a special social-distance friendly pop-up exhibit under the Museum’s gazebo starting Monday, February 15th. In an era of horrific racial injustice, African American women juggled work and family against tremendous odds.  Their persistent journey, “to make a way out of no way” can be felt through an examination of the lives of these four women whose lived in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in early Durham. This pop-up exhibit is part of the continued programming for the Museum’s digital exhibit, Votes for Suffrage: 100 Years of Women in Durham Politics and provides a look at In Plain Sight, an exhibit on display at Geer Cemetery. In honor of Black History Month, we remember the many African American women who forged a way to better their community despite the obstacles placed in their way by racial segregation and oppression.

Special thanks to the Snyderman Fund, the Durham Arts Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Forest at Duke, Duke Health, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for supporting digital programming associated with our Votes for Suffrage: 100 Years of Women in Durham Politics exhibit.

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