Homestory Deutschland: Black Biographies in Historical and in Present Times


  • Howard University 2400 Sixth Street, NW Washington, DC

Homestory Deutschland: Black Biographies in Historical and in Present Times

Designed by the Initiative of Black People in Germany (Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland), Homestory Deutschland is a collective self-portrait that gives voice to the complex and varied histories of black people from the past three centuries of German history. The exhibit features not only the biographies of prominent black figures, but also those of unknown “ordinary” people who found themselves stereotyped by racist perceptions and struggled to be acknowledged and respected in German society.

Homestory Deutschland originated in Germany, has traveled throughout Africa, and is now touring the United States.

A Project of the Initiative Black People in Germany

The Initiative of Black People in Germany has made it its mission to represent the interests of black people in Germany, to promote a black consciousness, to oppose and counter racism, and to support the networking of black people, organizations, and projects.

Presented by the Howard University Gallery of Art and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Homestory Deutschland: Black Biographies in Historical and Present Times

February 4 - March 10, 2016

The Gallery Lounge, Armour J. Blackburn University Center

Howard University

2400 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am - 9 pm.

The Gallery is open to the public and admission is free.