Student Exhibition: The Green Book Project
In the spring of 2022, local students participated in a 9-week arts integration residency, conducting…
May 26, 2022 - Jun 30, 2022
In the spring of 2022, local students participated in a 9-week arts integration residency, conducting research on Birmingham’s Civil Rights history and using their knowledge to inform original creative works. With the help of teaching artist Jahman Hill, sixth-grade students at Bush Hills STEAM Academy created original artwork and poetry centered around the Green Book travel guide published during the segregation era which identified businesses that would accept African American customers. Students created book covers, original art, and poems while focusing on tenets of advocacy, empathy and self-advocacy.
The Green Book Project is a collaboration between Bush Hills STEAM Academy, Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative, and the Jefferson County Memorial Project.