NEED FOR A REINTRODUCTION
A study that was conducted by a group of mathematicians, statisticians, and art historians at Williams College paints a somber picture of the lack of parity in museum collections. African American artists have the lowest share with just 1.2% of the works. Two in three African Americans don’t feel they see their stories or themselves represented in media, according to a new study from the National Research Group (NRG).
More than 150 years after the 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, most U.S. adults say the legacy of slavery continues to have an impact on the position of black people in American society today. More than four-in-ten say the country hasn’t made enough progress toward racial equality, and there is some skepticism, particularly among blacks, that black people will ever have equal rights with whites, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
After reviewing all these stated issues, we decided to make an impact at our local level. Also, in light of the civil unrest in our country and the negative perceptions of African-Americans, we are seeking to “rePresent” positive imagery, effacing the negative narratives.
On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Kenneth Grant Inzpirations in conjunction with One Daytona, will host its inaugural event, rePresent by Kenneth Grant Inzpirations.
rePresent is a photography exhibition that features the beauty of African-Americans in our local community. This exhibition includes some of the most influential and esteemed individuals within the Volusia surroundings.
African-Americans make up only 1.2% of all art displayed in major art galleries in America.
EVERYONE IS INVITED
This exhibition is featuring local individuals that display positive representations of the African American community.
Our focus will be on the youth of Volusia County. We are inviting every elementary, middle, and high school student to experience the exhibition along with their families.
Mouth coverings are required. We are also limiting the number of individuals who tour at any one given time. A sanitizer station will also be in place.