[WATCH] J. Belle talks with curator of African American exhibit “Facing the Rising Sun.”

Rita Powdrell and the members of the African American Musuem and Cultural center spent over 2 years putting together their exhibit “Facing the Rising Sun: The Journey of African American Homesteaders in New Mexico, Vision, Belief, and Sovereign Ownership,” an interactive exhibit that showcases the history of the first homesteaders of New Mexico from Las Cruces to Albuquerque.

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I learned so much about the African American history here in New Mexico from today’s exhibit. #ShowUsYourDrawers #fyp #MaiselChallenge #blackwomen

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Get a snippet of the exhibit through my TikTok. This Saturday the full documentary will be shown at the musuem and the exhibit will be in the Albuquerque musuem through July 10.

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