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Courtesy of the Artist and Hemphill Arts
African-Americans and Biblical Imagery February 21, 2013
When Africans were brought to the Americas as slaves, they were forbidden to read and write. But those rules didn’t stop them, and one of the first books they got their hands on was the Bible. In it, they found a framework to reinterpret their own stories and histories. We sit down with the curator of a new art exhibition called “Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery." It's on display at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York through May 26.

Dr. Leslie King Hammond, founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art

View artwork from the exhibition

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