Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot, a series of fourteen large-scale retroreflective screen prints, interprets and employs archival documents from the Delaware Historical Society and photographs of the 1968 National Guard occupation of Wilmington taken by News Journal staff. Commissioned by the Delaware Art Museum from renowned conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, this work confronts gaps in our collective histories by centering lesser known stories in the search for truth. Viewers participate in the experience using direct light sources to reveal alternate images not visible to the naked eye.
The Sourcebook, compiled by Simone Austin, is a collection of documents, photos, and writing that shed light on Wilmington's history during the Civil Rights movement. 248 pp., $78.50
This exhibition was organized by the Delaware Art Museum. Sponsored by WSFS Bank, Bank of America, and DuPont. This exhibition was supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.