Audacious Freedom: Conversations (AAMP)

Audacious Freedom: Conversations (AAMP)

African American Museum in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Humanizing history isn’t easy, but creative use of media can definitely help, as in the “Conversations” gallery at AAMP. This deeper exploration of 10 historical figures from the previous gallery’s interactive timeline lets visitors hear first-hand from people who were change-makers in this critical Philadelphia century. The activation of these life-size figures grabs the visitors' attention, and their varied but always fascinating stories holds it. As one reviewer put it: “this proves that individual stories can enhance big-picture history and make what might be a daunting topic accessible and approachable for the average person.”