Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture

The Soul of Philanthropy

“Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited” is touring the country, presenting inspirational images and stories of generosity among Americans of African descent. Selected elements of the comprehensive exhibit compose a versatile, compact version, called the Pop-Up, Abridged Edition, which is designed to make the exhibit’s content more accessible. The pop-up edition’s 20 black-and-white photographs and narratives provide insight to centuries-old cultural customs and beliefs about giving and generosity that—though rarely referred to as “philanthropy” in Black communities—have long been an integral and transformational force in lives and communities throughout American society.

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