Syracuse Exhibit Reflects Social Issues Affecting African Americans Within Historical Context

Feb 22, 2021

The fence features historical Black figures and images.
Credit Geoffrey Goose / WAER News

The Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse is celebrating Black History Month with a unique exhibit. WAER News caught up with Executive Director Tanisha Jackson at the gallery, and visual artist Lavett Ballard on a shaky phone line.  Ballard captures Black history by painting historical events in her series “Stories My Grandmother Told Me.” 

Appointments to see the exhibit in person can be made by emailing It also can be seen online here.  The exhibit runs through March 20th.

Credit Geoffrey Goose / WAER News