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Howard University is hosting a new exhibition that sheds light on the lives and stories of black people in Germany. The exhibition, titled Homestory Deutschland: Black Biographies in Historical and in Present Times, profiles black people from the past three centuries of German history, sharing both their struggles and success stories. Many individuals profiled in the exhibit dealt with racism, and both tales of “ordinary” and prominent black figures are told. Biographies include those of an Afro-German actor and a woman who stood up for her rights, among others.
imageThe exhibit is sponsored by the German Embassy in Washington and designed by the Initiative of Black People in Germany. At the opening ceremony on February 4, German Deputy Chief of Mission Philipp Ackermann spoke to a crowd of over 100 people about the importance of telling the stories of black people in Germany. Read more…

At the opening ceremony, BGHRA President, Rosemarie Peña, delivered greetings and remarks.

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Read: Rosemarie Peña’s Comments at Launch Ceremony