Page title says Black In Alaska

DECEMBER 16TH, 2023 - APRIL 1ST, 2024

This UAMN exhibit presents the portraits and stories of more than 40 Alaskans from Fairbanks and around Alaska. Participants are from all over the state and represent diverse backgrounds in age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Through storytelling, the Black in Alaska multimedia project aims to dismantle stereotypes and create deeper connections between communities.

Quote by Dorothy Jones. "I drank from the colored fountains. I sat in the balcony of the theater. I went to the backdoor to get a hamburger. Our students today aren't going to stand for that."

Dorothy Jones stands with the sunlight on her left, casting a shadow. She wears a bright blue blazer and a warm smile.

A grid of five portraits of African American Alaskans from Fairbanks.

Visit the website and social media channels for stories, photos, and other media.

This exhibition and the Black in Alaska multimedia project are made possible with support from Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Humanities Forum, Akela Space, The Alaska Community Foundation, and the residents of Alaska’s many communities.