Marblehead Museum to discuss racial justice

Marblehead Museum’s Lecture Series, in conjunction with Marblehead Racial Justice Team’s “Conversations,” will be hosting a discussion on racial justice and representation with Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts on Jan. 23.

Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts Executive Director Doneeca Thurston, Board Member Iris Kimber and Lynn resident Tara Agaba will be leading a discussion about the exhibition “Untold Stories: A History of Black People in Lynn,” which ran from May 2021 until July 2022.

The speakers will talk through their thought processes and curation of the exhibition, which delved into the history of Black Lynners from colonial times to the present day. They will explain how they told the long, nuanced history of both free and enslaved Black people in Lynn using collections of photographs, objects and stories. Find out how the panelists figured out how to showcase the themes of identity, culture and leadership.

Join the speakers from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn about how they put together this exhibit and why it is important to highlight the history of Black Lynners. Following the panel discussion will be an open discussion. 

Register for the lecture online at the Marblehead Museum website.