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Black Interiors: Supplemental Questions

As you explore on the exhibit

...reflect on and answer the following questions:

  1. What impact did the Great Migration have on Black culture, as well as popular culture?
  2. Describe the role(s) women, and in particular black women, played in the making of a home and attempts to obtain the American Dream.
  3. Describe the impact colonialism had on the educational landscape for many African countries. Are there parallels when thinking about African American education and public schools? If so, explain.
  4. What conditions in American living during this time period would encourage African Americans to travel abroad?
  5. What was something new you learned from this exhibit? Explain.
  6. Describe how practices like redlining lead to neighborhoods that are still segregated to this day. Come up with additional examples of other methods and practices that perpetuated segregated neighborhoods.
  7. In what ways have you personally utilized "adorning your home", be it a dorm room, an apartment, or in some instances your car, in order to make it a safe place of your own?
  8. What was your favorite part of this exhibit?
  9. Explain, in your own words, what this exhibit was about.