And Still We Rise

Charting Triumphs and Tragedies.

Long Term Exhibition

From the tragedy of the Middle Passage to the heroism of the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, And Still We Rise offers a comprehensive look at the history of African-American resilience.

And Still We Rise

This long-term exhibition serves as the central experience of the museum. The 22,000-square foot exhibition contains more than 20 galleries that allow patrons to travel over time and across geographic boundaries.

The journey begins in Africa, the cradle of human life. Witness several ancient and early modern civilizations that evolved on the continent. Cross the Atlantic Ocean, experience the tragedy of the Middle Passage, and encounter those who resisted the horrors of bondage, emancipated themselves, and sometimes took flight by way of the Underground Railroad.

Riveting, lifelike exhibits

Views of Middle Passage slave ship living quarters, and more—experience history.

powerful stories

Experience firsthand accounts of triumphs and tragedies endured by African Americans.

  • A quick look at the exhibition

    And Still We Rise features a range of compelling artifacts and stories, from all sorts of different voices. Join us at The Wright to experience the exhibition for yourself.