“Shining Light on Truth” Exhibit Designed by David Jon Walker MFA’23 on Display in New Haven until Sept. 1, 2024

Last week, New Haven Museum’s newest exhibition, “Shining Light on Truth: New Haven, Yale, and Slavery” opened to the public. You may visit for free until September 1, 2024.

The exhibition, designed by David Jon Walker MFA ’23, celebrates Black resistance and community. Curators Michael J. Morand with Charles E. Warner, Jr excavated from the archive of New Haven and Yale to showcase the roles that enslaved Black people and Black communities played in Yale’s history.

The exhibition was presented by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Yale University Library.

You can read more about the exhibition here.

Photo Credit: Michael Morand / Beinecke Library, Yale University Library. Caption: Ernest Oppong Obobisa, a regular visitor to New Haven and Yale who lives in Accra, Ghana, at the New Haven Museum.