Community Folk Art Center to host SCRC’s Traveling Exhibit of “A Love Supreme: Black Cultural Expression and Political Activism of the 1960s and 1970s”

Sept. 1, 2023, 9 a.m.

black profile on yellow background with yellow sunburst in person's center
Conceptualized by Caroline Charles, SCRC Curatorial and Instruction Assistant, this design reimagines materials from SCRC’s collections including Untitled, an artwork by Ben Caldwell from Journal of Black Poetry, Volume 1, Number 10

The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) will be displaying Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center’s (SCRC) traveling exhibit of A Love Supreme: Black Cultural Expression and Political Activism of the 1960s and 1970s (A Love Supreme). The exhibition was previously on display at SCRC from January through August 2023. A Love Supreme reimagines the Black Power and the Black Arts Movements by intentionally unmuting a multitude of Black writers, leaders and artists from SCRC’s manuscript and archival collections as well as the rare book and printed materials collection.

“We are excited to partner with CFAC, a fellow Syracuse University Coalition of Museum and Art Centers (CMAC) member, to travel this exhibition to their Center. In so doing, we ensure the local community has an opportunity to experience and engage with these pivotal and inspiring stories of Black history and experience,” says Nicolette A. Dobrowolski, Director of the Special Collections Research Center. A portion of the full exhibition will be on display at CFAC, located at 805 E. Genesee Street, from September 11 through mid-December. For more information on related programming or exhibition hours, please visit

About Special Collections Research Center (SCRC):

Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves and provides access to materials that document the history of Syracuse University and our global society, including rare printed materials, original manuscripts, photographs, artworks, audio and moving image recordings, University records and more. Collection areas include activism and social reform, radicalism in the arts, architecture and industrial design, photography, the history of recorded sound and more. Located on the 6th floor of Bird Library, the SCRC is a vibrant research and learning environment for Syracuse University students, faculty and the broader scholarly community, providing access to world-renowned rare and archival collections and expert guidance in their use to facilitate personal discovery and the creation of new knowledge.

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