Black Anthology unveils its Digital Museum

December 15, 2020

The museum, which will accompany the unveiling of the 2021 show title, features work from 49 Black students on campus. The virtual museum will capture works of original art including photography, poetry and excerpts from essays.  Black Anthology’s publicity chair sophomore Marc Ridgell conceptualized the idea for the museum, “Black Anthology emphasizes expression of Black writing and art, so this year, especially within a global pandemic, we wanted to digitally lend non-Black Anthology affiliated students the opportunity to showcase their creative work.”

Producer Sophia Kamanzi adds, “It’s no secret that community looks different this semester. We hope by exploring the works of other students and seeing the similarities within their stories that students will be able to feel connected to each other once more after what has been a stressful semester for us all.”

The museum will go “live” on Friday, December 18th at 2:21pm (Central Time).  Links to the museum can be found on Black Anthology’s website ( and social media platforms.  

Black Anthology was founded by Marcia Hayes-Harris in 1989 to provide a means of celebrating the history and progress of African-Americans. Since its creation, the program has been completely student-run, from script to set and costume design. As Black Anthology has grown, it has evolved from performances of compilations centered on pertinent literature to a full-length scripted play featuring music and dance performances about the Black experience locally and globally. Even with the changes in show format, Black Anthology remains dedicated to its purpose, and through achieving these goals, the program continues to thrive.

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