Mavuno Exhibition Opening: Reflection & Remembrance

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Presented by Sweetwater Center for the Arts at Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley PA

Sep 22
Mavuno Exhibition Opening: Reflection & Remembrance

Exhibition of Historical Photographs of African Americans in Sewickley

The history of African Americans in Sewickley dates back to the 1820s. With the first groups arriving as domestic workers for the wealthy, then migrants from Virginia and Kentucky coming to work in construction, a large community of African Americans was quickly formed. As the community grew Sewickley’s first African American mission, the historic St. Matthews A.M.E. Zion church, was founded in 1857 and became a safe house for those escaping slavery in the Underground Railroad. Building off

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This event is free and open to the public.

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Email: alvirgin@sweetwaterartcenter.org

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Sweetwater Center for the Arts

200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143

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Free parking is available in our lot located in the rear of the building, along both sides of Bank Street, and along the right side of Broad Street.

Reserved parking is available for people with disabilities on Bank Street and in Sweetwater’s parking lot.

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