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Black Mosaic: Community, Race and Ethnicity among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C.

August 21, 1994 – September 4, 1995

Washington, DC and its suburbs in Virginia and Maryland are home to many people of African descent who migrated from Central and South America and the Caribbean. This exhibition explores ways in which Black immigrants choose to identify themselves, adapt to a new cultural environment, maintain customs and traditions, and form viable communities within the metropolitan area. It illustrates the influence of expatriate communities in Washington, and their continuing ties to countries of origin, including: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica.