January 19 through April 14, 2013
Celebrating Community Service:
Black Fraternal, Social and Civic Organizations of Cape May County
This exhibit presented by the Center for Community Arts (CCA) in collaboration with MAC will uncover the significance of black fraternal, social and civic organizations in African American social life. Because the African American community is often ignored by mainstream organizations, the GEMS, Masons, Eastern Stars and the Black USO — to name a few — have emerged with the sole purpose of enhancing the lives of African Americans. In addition, black organizations can serve specific needs that only pertain to African American families. Hundreds exist nationwide with local chapters in cities and towns. The focus of this exhibit will be the Black organizations of Cape May County.