BOSTON REVISITED: Fifty Years of the Bay State Banner – Exhibition Opening

1:00 pm on Sunday, September 23, 2018
771 Commonwealth Avenue
Gotlieb Memorial Gallery, 1st Floor
Contact Organization:
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Contact Name:
Nicolette Archambault
Contact Phone:
Melvin Miller
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University is proud to open "BOSTON REVISITED: Fifty Years of the Bay State Banner", a major exhibition that chronicles the journey and the evolution of challenges and successes within the black community in Boston and New England as seen through the photographs of the African American owned news weekly. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the publication of a new book, Boston's Banner Years: 1965 - 2015 - A Saga of Black Success. Banner publisher and editor, Melvin Miller will be present to sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase at the event. The exhibition portrays these five decades of history in Boston in the areas of education, employment, banking and business, housing, community organizations, social movements, demonstrations, politics, law enforcement, civil rights, sports, music, and the arts. The event is free and open to the public and the reception begins at 1:00 pm; R.S.V.P. 617-353-3697 by Tuesday, September 18, 2018.