Born at the Bottom of the Ship
Exhibition: Born at the Bottom of the Ship
Opening Reception: August 10, 6-9 PM
Born at the Bottom of the Ship explores the identity of the descendants of Africans brought to America, and how that identity still exists in the new tribe; Blacks, who are uniquely African American while also being considered neither. This work is especially important because, this is an age where Blacks are able to define their experience, and express the emotion of their day to day through the arts.
The Terrells seek to address the pain and disconnect alongside the triumph and pride felt when a people cannot define their root, and so seek to define as a new tribe of people. It is an exploration of who African Americans are as a new culture, tribe, community, village, with a unified viewpoint and goal.