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About this exhibition

About this exhibition 

On the Move: Stories of African American Migration and Mobility, curated by Adreonna Bennett, is an online version of a physical exhibition of that name that was presented at theWilson Special Collections Library, University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill, from September 14, 2019 to March 12, 2020. The exhibition was organized to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans were brought by force to North America in 1619 and reflects on other examples of physical and social movement in African American communities over time.  

About the curator  

In 2019, Adreonna Bennett was a curatorial assistant for the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Library. She was also a Tar Heel Library Apprentice (Fall 2018) and December 2018 graduate of NCCU's School of Library and Information Science. She is currently employed as the Community Engagement Librarian/Archivist at J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC-Charlotte.  


Thanks go to the following UNC Libraries staff for their contribution to the exhibition:  

Aleah Howell, Multimedia and Visual Communications Specialist 

Jay Mangum, Digitization Support Technician 

Jan Paris, Conservator  

Rachel Reynolds, Exhibitions Coordinator  

Rebecca Smyrl, Assistant Conservator