Art exhibit to show perspectives on Black Oklahomans’ intergenerational struggle for equality

The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is opening a new exhibit that will give local Black artists space to tell their stories on their own terms.”‘We Believe in the Sun’ came about as a result of the need to talk about the complexity of the Black experience with equality and equal protection under the law and the ongoing struggles with the African American community within our state,” said Pablo Barrera, with the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.The exhibit, titled “We Believe in the Sun,” will show public and private perspectives on Black Oklahomans’ intergenerational struggle for equality. The title comes from a quote by civil rights icon Clara Luper.”We Believe in the Sun” will open on May 6.

The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is opening a new exhibit that will give local Black artists space to tell their stories on their own terms.

“‘We Believe in the Sun’ came about as a result of the need to talk about the complexity of the Black experience with equality and equal protection under the law and the ongoing struggles with the African American community within our state,” said Pablo Barrera, with the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.

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The exhibit, titled “We Believe in the Sun,” will show public and private perspectives on Black Oklahomans’ intergenerational struggle for equality. The title comes from a quote by civil rights icon Clara Luper.

“We Believe in the Sun” will open on May 6.

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