Exhibit open at local college highlighting African American History

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - In honor of Martin Luther King Day, an exhibit at St. Norbert College's library is highlighting African American history in the Fox Cities.

It's called 'Sone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities", it puts a face to real African Americans who have lived in the Fox Cities. It dates from the 1700's to today.

The exhibit highlights what their experiences were like working in the area, dealing with racism and later with the civil rights movement.

"They personalized several families in the area. You kind of see their experience through different jobs that they've had and certain people who have had a big impact on the civil rights movement in the 1960's and African Americans in the area that have had a big impact in city government," said Rachel Mueller, communications specialist for the Miriam & James Mulva Library.

The exhibit is from the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton and it travels around to schools and organizations.

It is open to the public and will be at the library through the end of the month.

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