African American Art Exhibition at the Kaiser Center

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KPIX News report by Ed Arnow from October 5, 1968 featuring an African American art exhibition at the Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland. Includes an interview with art consultant Evangeline 'EJ' Montgomery, who points out this is: "The first time that a black art association has organized and set up their own art exhibit in a museum of this size in the United States." She explains the goal and purpose of the exhibit:  "To show that Black artists do exist…we want the public to be aware that we exist, we want our own people to know that we are here and who we are."  Also includes mostly silent views of the art on display and exhibition space full of visitors. Supporting text and metadata updated for the web in April 2020 by Lisa Ann Nikkel. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

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