Fall Exhibit — Making and Unmaking Emancipation in Cuba and the United States


Location: 102 Hesburgh Library, Rare Books and Special Collections

This exhibition explores the fraught, circuitous and unfinished course of emancipation over the nineteenth century in Cuba and the United States. People – enslaved individuals and outside observers, survivors and resistors, and activists and conspirators – made and unmade emancipation, a process that remains unfinished and unrealized.

Exhibit Tours

Tours of the exhibit may be arranged for classes and other groups by contacting Rachel Bohlmann at (574) 631-1575 or Rachel.Bohlmann.2@nd.edu.

Additional curator-led tours are open to the public at noon on the following Fridays:

  • Sept. 1
  • Sept. 15
  • Sept. 22
  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 17

This exhibit is curated by Rachel Bohlmann, American History Librarian and Curator, and Erika Hosselkus, Latin American Studies Curator and Associate University Librarian. This and other exhibits within the Hesburgh Libraries are generously supported by the McBrien Special Collections Endowment.

All exhibits are free and open to the public during business hours.

Open to Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Public, Alumni, & Friends.