Freedom in Congo Square The Illustrated Children’s Literature of R. Gregory Christie Fine Arts Exhibition


  • Thu, Aug 4, 2016 - Sun, Dec 4, 2016

LOCATION: Auburn Avenue Research Library - 101 Auburn Ave NE

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The Auburn Avenue Research Library and Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with GAS-ART GIFTS (Gregarious Art Statements), Little Bee Books, and Georgia State University, and will host Freedom in Congo Square, a compelling new exhibition featuring the illustrated children’s literature of award winning artist R. Gregory Christie. This exhibition made possible by the generous support of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation, showcases the original art created for the illustrated children’s book, Freedom in Congo Square. Accompanying these absorbing images is the lyrical prose of renowned author Carole Boston Weatherford, creating a powerful exploration into the lived experiences of enslaved Africans, as they struggle to preserve their dignity and African heritage.