Current Exhibition

Angela Davis: Freed by the People

Angela Davis: Freed by the People

September 20, 2019 to March 9, 2020

Angela Davis's work asks questions that stem from racial oppression: Is revolution possible? Can women be emancipated? Are prisons necessary?

This exhibition documents a global history, a personal journey, and a quest for a more equitable future.

Picks & Finds

[Paper doll and outfit by Elizabeth W. Tyler, ca. 1933. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Elizabeth W. Tyler: A Passion for Fashion

The papers of artist and designer Elizabeth W. Tyler recently opened to research at the Schlesinger Library. 

[Portrait of Maria L. Baldwin. Portrait photograph collection, courtesy of Schlesinger Library]

Recovering a Life without a Voice

Maria L. Baldwin (1856–1922) was an African American educator, a community leader, and the principal for over 30 years of the Agassiz School, a well-regarded, predominantly white public elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.