Hello! Thank you for visiting the "Black Power! 19th Century" exhibition!
The Newark Public Library is located at 5 Washington Street in Downtown Newark, NJ Arts District. It is across the street from the Newark Light Rail and is accessible by several buses. It is three blocks from the Broad Street Train Station.
Parking is on the street and the meters allow up to an hour.
It is near the Newark Museum of Art (which is free to Newark residents).
*Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
**Wednesday12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
*Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
*On all days except Wednesday and Saturday the library will be closed from 12PM-1PM.
**On Wednesday's it will be closed from 3PM-4PM.
The exhibition is condensed into two large areas. The main gallery is in the hallway outside the 2nd floor elevator and stairs. The extension gallery is through the 2nd floor doors.
The standing banners close to the wall with the numbers are the narrative of the exhibition. The following are the titles.
2) Free Yourself! American Revolution, Black Revolution and Political Action
3) Making the Land Our Own! Defining an African American Political Community
4) Black Rebellion in Newark’s Oldest Church and the Building of Black Monuments
5) Back to Africa? The Underground Railroad and “Annihilating the Colonization Society, Now and Forever”
6) Indian, Mulatto and Colored: Blackness as a Political Identity of People of Color
7) “We Feel Authorized to Call Ourselves A National Council” – The Civil War, Thirteenth Amendment, and Voting Rights
8) Rebellion in the New Century: Transforming Economic and Political Realities through Culture
The display boxes supplement the historical narrative outlined on the banners.
This guide helps adults or teens to navigate the exhibition through a series of questions about the display boxes.
Elementary & High School Age Exhibition Questions
Black Power Exhibition Floor Plan
Black Power Exhibition Release
Black Power Flyer