(ARCHIVE FROM 2022) CLOTHES STORY Exhibit celebrates African American Women's Fashion and History

NOTE: THIS POST CONCERNS THE 2022 VERSION OF THE EXHIBIT. Come celebrate a century of Art and Fashion this June at the Columbus Public Library with the “Clothes Story” Exhibit.

This dynamic free event – a part of Columbus’ Juneteenth Week of Jubilee – highlights African-American Women’s stories and clothing from 1890 to 1963.

You can see the exhibit at the Columbus Public Library Reading Room, located on the second floor, from June 11th through June 25th during the Library’s normal business hours. Admission is free and no advanced tickets or reservations are needed.

Produced by theatrical and cultural event designer-director Kenneth Green, “Clothes Story” is a family-friendly experience that acknowledges and celebrates Black women through their impactful stories and the clothing they wore.

The “Clothes Story” exhibit narrative incorporates historic and cultural events and fashion trends that reflect Black women’s styles and values.

First produced this past February in Atlanta, “Clothes Story” is curated from the perspective of a fashion enthusiast, not a historian or designer. All clothing pieces exhibited are fabrications from archived pictures and cultural repositories throughout Georgia (including Columbus) and representative of the given historical periods.

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