Hamilton has revived interest in one of the most complex founding fathers. Though it’s steeped in history, the musical alone cannot fully reveal Hamilton’s genius, ambition, and tragic combativeness. Primary sources from the Newberry’s collection are on display to help fill in the blanks (sans hip hop accompaniment, unfortunately!).
Programs and Events
The Newberry offers programming in the humanities for scholars, teachers, and the general public. Unless otherwise noted, events are free, and no reservations are required.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – Thursday, March 9, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017 – Saturday, April 15, 2017
African American Kentucky through the Lens of Helen Balfour Morrison, 1935-1946
Chicago-area photographer Helen Balfour Morrison is largely unknown today, but she created an impressive body of photographs documenting African American life in Depression-era Kentucky. Beginning in 1935, Morrison traveled to the Inner Bluegrass region near Lexington, Kentucky, where she photographed the residents of two small African American communities, Zion Hill and Sugar Hill.