'The Danger of Forgetting Slavery' featured at HUB-Robeson Galleries

University Park, Pa. – This spring the HUB-Robeson Galleries will host an exhibition of slave artifacts from Michael Doub. The exhibition will run through Feb. 28 in the exhibit cases, located throughout the HUB-Robeson Center.

This exhibition looks into a piece of North American history that existed for centuries, yet continues to be shameful to mention -- slavery. Its value exceeded the total value of all the railroads, factories and all other businesses. The output of its forced laborer is unimaginable and key in the creation of the wealthiest nation on Earth. This exhibit demonstrates through a lens to the past, the harsh and horrifying realities of slavery.

Michael Doub is an IT professional with the United States Navy. For the last 30 years he has traveled extensively throughout the United States. It was during his visits to numerous states that Michael found time to visit many museums, and recognized the absence of Black American Slavery artifacts and exhibits. This discovery subsequently increased his curiosity with regard to the Black American slavery experience and led to an expanded interest in collecting various slavery artifacts throughout America.

Exhibit cases are available for public viewing during regular HUB-Robeson Center building hours of operation. For more information on this and other exhibitions, contact the HUB-Robeson Galleries at 814-865-0775, or visit http://www.sa.psu.edu/usa/galleries online.

Last Updated November 18, 2010