Race and the American Creed
Most visitors begin their tour watching the film Race and the American Creed, shown in the former school auditorium. This 25-minute film runs continuously in the gallery. Visitors may watch it in one sitting or take a break, visit other galleries, and then return. Each five-minute chapter highlights an aspect of African American history in the United States and the civil rights movement. Nicole visits her grandfather's friend to learn more about "how this 'black/white' thing got started" and to better understand the American creed of freedom and equality. As the film unfolds, an icon in the gallery is illuminated.