In honor of Juneteenth becoming a recognized US Federal Holiday, we would like to spotlight Sally Hemings, who is an important figure in the history of enslaved people in America. This 1:6 scale figure of her from our collection was created by IGMA Fellow Ellen Poitras.
We encourage you to visit Monticello.org for more information on the life and legacy of Sally Hemings.
We are also pleased to announce that we are the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Absolon Foundation, awarded to help us build a Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion in 2021.
For more information on the history and significance of Juneteenth, we recommend checking out these institutions– many of which are hosting virtual events: