“So while our book serves as a moving tribute, the exhibit along with the programming and discussions it inspires are meant to compel us toward a triumphant movement of conscious giving for social change.”
— Valaida Fullwood and Charles W. Thomas, Jr., Co-Creators of the Pop-Up, Abridged Edition of The Soul of Philanthropy
Groundbreaking in focus and depth, the new comprehensive, multimedia exhibition Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited is touring the country, presenting inspirational images and stories of generosity among Americans of African descent.
Now selected elements of the comprehensive exhibit compose a versatile, compact version, called the Pop-Up, Abridged Edition. Designed to make the exhibit’s content more accessible, the smaller edition can be mounted quickly in nearly any space, adding an engaging arts and culture ambient or focal point when and where people gather—conferences, schools, homes, churches, corporate lobbies, banquet halls, community centers, galleries and more.
Twenty black-and-white photographs and narratives provide insight to centuries-old cultural customs and beliefs about giving and generosity that—though rarely referred to as “philanthropy” in Black communities—have long been an integral and transformational force in lives and communities throughout American society.
Like the comprehensive exhibit, the Pop-Up, Abridged Edition draws evocative content from the award-winning book Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists, by Valaida Fullwood and photographer Charles W. Thomas Jr. Pop-up exhibitions are the latest innovation of The Giving Back Project, which aims to reframe portraits of philanthropy.
Featuring the Pop-Up, Abridged Edition at past special events are Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Community Investment Network, New Generation of African American Philanthropists and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. New exhibitions at Frame of Mind Gallery in Columbia, SC and Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC are scheduled.
Inquiries about the exhibit can be made here.
And for more info, visit TheSoulofPhilanthropy.com