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St. Norbert College to Host "A Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities" Exhibit

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From St. Norbert College, January 8, 2018
by Mike Counter,, 920-3403-3089

In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, St. Norbert College is hosting the pop-up exhibit "A Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities" Jan. 15 through Jan. 31 on the first floor of the Miriam B. & James J. Mulva Library on campus.

This exhibit from the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton is about local African-American history from the 1700s to modern day. Before 1900, the Fox Cities area was home to a growing black population of Civil War veterans, small business owners and community leaders. A Stone of Hope highlights many of these early families who lived in Appleton, including rare photographs gathered from collections throughout the United States.
To share this history, the exhibit includes twelve floor banners, each richly illustrated with photographs of individuals, businesses and events, and a kiosk displaying videos of current African-American residents sharing how Appleton has moved forward, but also that more work toward equality is needed.

The exhibit is free and open to the general public. Go to for the library hours.
For more information, contact Rachel Mueller at or 930-403-3269.

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