Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 9:00am - Saturday, December 31, 2022 - 5:00pm
Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

The roots of activism in Philadelphia run deep, and local archives hold innumerable stories of resistance. But many of these stories — those that center historically marginalized peoples — have been diminished, erased, neglected, and buried. Chronicling Resistance: The Exhibition reveals what eight local activists, cultural organizers, and artists unearthed when they dug deeply into the same Philadelphia archives that have historically excluded their voices and perspectives. Through archival items, rare books, oral histories, and original artwork, Chronicling Resistance counters the systemic erasure of Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ people from the historical record, breaks silences, and uncovers new ways of understanding and enacting resistance.

See this dynamic and unique exhibition throughout Parkway Central Library, from the ground floor up to the William B. Dietrich Gallery, from Sept. 22--Dec. 31, 2022, and its satellite exhibition at South Philadelphia Library beginning Sept. 29.

Learn more about the exhibition on the Free Library's blog

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Arts and Culture