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Harlem Renaissance Cotton Come to Harlem Project

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Phantom Gallery Chicago Network

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Shonna McDaniels, a visual artist, and community activist, envisioned an institution to preserve Black history and celebrate the accomplishments of African American people and their legacy. As a result, the previous name of Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum changed to Sojourner Truth African American Museum. We offer resources to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life, and culture of African Americans.

Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history, experiences and culture through art education and outreach. Our vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspire everyone toward a greater understanding of acceptance and unity!


Sojourner Truth Museum will kick off July 15th  through  Dec 15th.  Artist working with the museum will provide a series of work-study sessions incorporating film documentaries from the artist of the Harlem Renaissance time period to youth at the Mack Road Valley High Community center.  

we will create the Langston Hughes Poetry Benches. Images of Langston Hughes will be painted on a bench with one or two of his famous poems on the bench.  Another example is a Totem Pole of Lois Mailou Jones will be created with images of her famous geometric shapes and bold colors added and a sound feature will finalize the art piece.