Visitors generously shared their raw emotions, pain, and frustration in encountering the exhibition.
Again it shows man’s inhumanity to man. Several images made me cry. Where is any hope? What of the struggle. Where can we find relief?
How can humans be so cruel???
Why – I don’t get it!
We were out for a walk on campus on a warm winter day when we ran across the show unexpectedly. Appreciate that we were able to see this powerful show and it is open to the public at no charge. The show’s many brutal images and reminders of man’s inhumanity to man makes me realize what it takes to have courage and speak out against injustice.
This information is needed now as it always should have been included in American History. It’s a way for folks to self-reflect. Perhaps shame rather than celebration of wrong would point to change of heart.
Very humbling and depressing to reflect on human being’s inhumanity. Shame and guilt for being a member of the oppressive, racist “white” culture. Ain’t no time to hate, barely time to wait, Oh no what I want to know is, are you kind? 🙁
Essential story telling / truth telling. As white person working with communities of color—I need experiences / immersive experiences like this to cut through the intellect, through generations of conditioning, to the bone, heart, spirit of humanity.
It is very important that we know and should be aware of the struggles that people share, as that’s what makes us human beings. I am very thankful that such dedication to this site has been created and that many contributions are given.
I want to thank you for this exhibition. Although difficult to view some pieces, it is integral when critically thinking & condemning these acts of violence. It is important to acknowledge the violence towards specific communities, this exhibit has provided me the opportunity to learn, mourn & reflect.
This was a powerful exhibition. I so appreciate all of the pre-text I received before viewing. It did so much to prepare me for what you can never really be prepared for. There was so much that I feel would’ve triggered an adverse physical / emotional response had thought not been given to how patrons would eventually interact with the exhibit.
A very moving exhibition. Profoundly necessary. Without remembering atrocity, we cannot ever start to imagine our healing, or what it looks like. The scars remain as ever new ones are made in the name of history, its lingering trauma, ever present.
Makes you wanna holler the way they do my life — Marvin Gaye
I think this was a very powerful visualization. I had to take many deep breaths due to the impactful visuals. Thank you for this opportunity.
This exhibition was difficult and striking — one of the most moving in my recent memory. We do not understand the richness of the worlds that inhabit each of us. Richness — that of every living being. Once we refuse to see another as a thinking, feeling, dreaming, loving, being, we lose sign of that sheer richness and can end it so swiftly, so without remorse. That there is such endless depth of wondrous beauty in each and every one of us shall teach us to be loving and appreciative.
This is one of the only exhibits I have truly cried at. Very moving.
God. I hate it here. So many precious people who were loved — or unloved. Who mattered to someone or didn’t matter at all. Just people. But they were Black people. So they weren’t anything in the end. I hope they’re all beautiful now. I hate it here.
But I love myself.
It made me feel heavy.
I didn’t want to see it.
I needed to see it.
We need to see it.
That was quite possibly the most powerful exhibit I’ve visited.