Since the 1600s, to value Black life, Brooklynites have put their bodies on the line. They have promoted education as activism. They have turned celebration into political demonstration. They have formed alliances and allyship. Using images and text to portray these four themes, the Brooklyn Resists exhibition proves that while racism persists, Brooklynites resist. The exhibit’s images and narrative connect moments of racism and resistance throughout four centuries of Brooklyn’s history. While privileging the last sixty years, Brooklyn Resists, ties together histories of racism and resistance from the colonial period, the nineteenth century, the mid-twentieth century, and the present. Brooklyn Resists will be on display starting Juneteenth 2021, through late September, at the Center for Brooklyn History on the corners of Pierrepont and Clinton streets. Find out more here.