Our For The Love Of Money: Black Icons On U.S. Currency Traveling Exhibition is off to an EXCELLENT start with 59,226 people having seen it to date!
For The Love Of Money: Black Icons On U.S. Currency was recently featured in the New York Times in an article titled “A Museum Finds All Kinds Of Funk.”
The article appeared on the front page of the August 13, 2017 Metro Section.
The online version of the article titled “Money Museum Gets Funky” was posted on the New York Times website on August 9, 2017.
That makes us 2 for 2 in exhibition coverage on New York Times front pages!!!
For The Love Of Money celebrates Black history icons, seminal historic events and institutions whose significant contributions to American and Black history have been recognized by law through commemoration on United States currency in the form of commemorative coins, medals and medallions.
To be featured on currency is one of the nation’s highest honors. Positive representation of free Black people on commemorative currency is one of earliest and only forms of public recognition of Black excellence, contribution and value. Enshrined in law, commemorative currency represents indelible milestones in the centuries-long struggle of Black people to achieve equality and justice. In a time when some want to diminish, re-write and erase key aspects of Black history, commemorative legislation and currency are invaluable artifacts that help to accurately document the Black experience in the United States.
For The Love Of Money delivers a unique and engaging Black history experience through the presentation of 56 anti-slavery tokens, commemorative coins, concept coins, bronze medals, Presidential bronze medals and gold medallions from the Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection that showcase 38 Black history icons, 13 seminal events and 8 iconic institutions.
For The Love Of Money provides an extensive Black history timeline spanning from the arrival of Africans at Jamestown, Virginia and participation of Black Patriots in the Revolutionary War to over a century of Black historical achievement, from Post-Reconstruction, to the Civil Rights Era, to the election and re-election of the first Black President of the United States.
For The Love Of Money honors barrier breaking Black athletes, entertainers, civil rights leaders and politicians.
For The Love Of Money also features the historic contributions of several prominent Black Women, including Marian Anderson, Septima Clark, Bessie Coleman, Dr. Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks. This exhibition also honors all of the brave Black suffragettes who continuously fought for the right for women to vote but were not legally able to vote themselves until 1965.
For The Love Of Money highlights Black Military Leaders, Icons and Institutions, including prominent Black history icons who served in the military and seminal Civil Rights events that were facilitated by military protection.
For The Love Of Money is culturally and historically relevant to the Black community, but also has broad appeal as the exhibition educates about the Legislative and U.S. Mint processes for producing commemorative currency. This exhibition is appropriate for adults, families with children, school trips, college students and cuts across ethnic, gender and generational lines. This exhibition will tour to museums, libraries, schools, colleges and universities and other cultural institutions.
For The Love Of Money will continue to gain cultural relevance and popularity due to addition of the first free Black people on circulating U.S. paper currency in 2020:
- Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20.00 bill
- Sojourner Truth on the back of the new $10.00 bill
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Marian Anderson on the back of the new $5.00 bill
Here is our exhibition tour schedule to date:
- August 28 – September 28, 2016 – Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site – Little Rock, Arkansas
- February 1 – February 28, 2017 – Brown v. Board Of Education National Historic Site, Topeka, Kansas
- January 31, 2017 – January 15, 2018 – Museum Of American Finance, New York, New York
- January 15 – February 9, 2018 – The Money Museum At The Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City – Denver, Colorado
- February 19 – March 15, 2018 – The Money Museum At The Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City – Kansas City, Missouri
If you are a museum, cultural or educational institution and would like to receive more information about our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.
To book our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.