“African Americans: Representations in Advertising” Exhibit

July 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bessie Smith Cultural Center
200 E ML King Blvd
$5 & $7 admission

From the beginning of the 20th century to the mid-1960s, advertising using stereotypical images of African Americans was pervasive throughout the U.S.  Some of the images became American icons and are still used on products today.  This exhibit showcases some examples of African Americans: Representations in Advertising.

This exhibit is made possible by Mr. Larry Hines and his collection of African American Advertising that is on loan to the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.


Saturdays in September are by appointment only.