Le Musée de f.p.c., A House Museum Honoring The Legacy of Free People of Color

Le Musée de f.p.c. located in New Orleans, Louisiana is one of only a few attractions of its kind in the United States.  I stumbled upon the museum as I was researching free people of color. I was in love from the moment I saw the first photo. The structure was distinct but everything Southern.…

Archives & Museum Journey, Danielle Hall

Archives & Museum Journey For as long as I can remember, I have always been passionate about preserving history and cultural legacies, but my journey into the museum, library and archives world began as a graduate student in the History and Museum Studies program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). At the time, I was…

Headragged Generals in the Museum, Aleia Brown

Headragged Generals in the Museum   Alice Walker’s poem Women describes our ancestors as “Headragged Generals,” who “knew what we must know without knowing a page of it themselves.” It reminds me that black women have always been our leaders, and curators of knowledge – even before they had access to museums and libraries, or…