Current Exhibition

Upcoming and Current Exhibitions and Events


Upcoming Exhibition in the Library Company’s
Louise Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Gallery:

The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War

November 11, 2014–June 26, 2015

The exhibition and its accompanying programming are supported by funds from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and the Independence Foundation.



The Genius of Freedom Opening

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Please note: The Library Company Fall Events brochure incorrectly stated this program would occur on November 12. The correct date is November 11.

Join us for the opening of the Library Company’s newest exhibition, which examines the experiences of Northern African Americans after the Civil War. Our speaker Dr. Kali N. Gross will give a talk entitled “Race, Sex, and Criminal Economies in Turn of the Century Philadelphia,” which will explore socioeconomic conditions to consider the ways that crime, sex, and violence intersected in the lives of black women. A former fellow at the Library Company, Dr. Gross is the author of Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910 and an associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies Department at the University of Texas, Austin.


Eventbrite - The Genius of Freedom Opening



The 283rd Annual Dinner

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


5:30 pm: Reception and viewing of newly opened exhibition

”Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War”


7:00 pm: Dinner and talk by guest speaker David Blight

Lincoln Room, Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street


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For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Alison McMenamin,