Date(s) - February 4, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
A new special exhibit, “Unwritten: Archaeology and Oral History of Jim Crow Mobile,” highlighting the lives of the Lewis, Owens, and Griffin families is open at the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum. The exhibit can be viewed now and during Black History Month, until the end of April. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 6050 USA South Drive. Admission is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will be on view exclusively at the USA Archaeology Museum, where people can view the amazing and inspiring stories and artifacts of these African-American families during segregation.
“We are excited to offer a broader audience to these stories. The exhibit introduces three families who lived in different parts of Mobile but who shared much in common. As Black families, they endured Jim Crow segregation,” said Jennifer Knutson, assistant director of the USA Archaeology Museum. “They all owned homes at a time when many African Americans did not, and their homes were excavated by archaeologists. In the mid-20th century, development transformed their neighborhood, erasing homes, schools, and shops from the landscape. Though their houses are no longer standing, we can learn their stories through Archaeology and Oral History in this exhibit.”