Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. profiles revolutionary men—including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B Du Bois, and Kendrick Lamar—whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country. While these men made their mark in a variety of disciplines—politics, sports, science, entertainment, business, religion, and more—all understood the value of asserting their own agency by owning their own stories. The achievements of the men are woven within the legacy and traditions of the African American journey—achievements of excellence despite society’s barriers.
Twenty-five contemporary artists were invited to reflect and celebrate the significance of these ground-breaking individuals through their own creative vision. These works of art serve as counterpoint to the sumptuously backlit photographs and inspiring quotes and together honor the truth of the African American experience in history and today.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South are proud to collaborate and bring the dynamic exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., created by the Smithsonian, to our Charlotte community.
Men of Change was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Free admission to the Men of Change Exhibition at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South was made possible by generous support from Wells Fargo.