October 27, 2015  
  Exhibits for a New Century: Researching the African American Experience in Michigan from the Copper Country to the Capital  
   
  The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections will be hosting a talk by Dr. Michelle S. Johnson, a Community Historian with the Michigan Historical Center in Lansing.

The talk will explore the historical centerís Exhibits for a New Century project, which is an interpretive exhibit documenting the African American experience across the state.

Johnson will also discuss the methods and meaning behind the exhibit as well as a statewide research initiative to uncover and share African American narratives in Michigan history, such as the grant-funded project taking place at the Michigan Tech Archives.

This lecture will be held in the East Reading Room of Michigan Tech's Van Pelt and Opie Library beginning at 4pm.

This talk is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.