Black History Month at the Louisiana State Museum

Let Your Model Be Resistance: African American Portraits is a photography exhibition displayed at the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans from Washington D.C.’s National Portrait Gallery. As we celebrate Black History Month, take a tour of this exhibition containing over 100 photographs honoring African American History.

The title comes from words of abolitionist, Henry Garnet, in 1843 as he was speaking to a convention in Buffalo, New York. The notion of resistance in 1843 had a clear meaning of resistance against slavery. However, as we move forward in the exhibition, resistance can be interpreted in many ways in the form of abolitionists, civil rights leaders, artists, performers and athletes.

To learn more about Let Your Model Be Resistance: African American Portraits and the Louisiana State Museum, visit http://louisianastatemuseum.org/