September 22, 2022 to December 31, 2022
Throughout Parkway Central Library with satellite exhibition at South Philadelphia Library
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.