The Colored Girls Museum Celebrates Women of Color
Vashti Dubois is the brilliant mind behind Colored Girls Museum, a museum dedicated to celebrating the beauty and accomplishments of women and girls of color, located in Germantown, Philadelphia.
The museum was curated by various activists, artists, hairdressers, community thought leaders and neighbors, and collects and preserves artifacts that tell #herstory; that is, seen through the eyes of colored girls.
The museum’s website states the following:
“The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of Colored Girls. This museum initiates the ordinary” object—submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history, which she finds meaningful; her object embodies her experience and expression of being a Colored Girl. The Colored Girls Museum is headquartered in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Philadelphia, an area renowned for its compliment of historic buildings and homes.”
The museum is open every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For ticket purchases and additional information, go here.
By: Danielle Dixon
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