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The exhibition will use photographs and stories from
"We aren't part of the national discourse around philanthropy, and when we are, it's as the beneficiaries and recipients and people in need," Fullwood said. "That's part of the story, but there's a fuller, richer, wider story beyond that."
The exhibit will be organized by
The exhibit will focus on the stories of regular people, showing that not only the rich or famous can be philanthropic, said
"I call them little heroes -- people who give in their church, who give at work. Those stories are always hidden," Rhue said. "This project will shed light on those ordinary people."
Fullwood and JCSU began speaking about the possibility of an exhibit last year, and the university is operating under "an aggressive timeline" to have the exhibit completed by early 2015, Rhue said.
From the time she began working on the book, Fullwood said, she knew that a museum exhibition would be an effective way to spread its message -- "to take it off the pages of the book and into the community."
Fullwood noted that although the exhibit shows African-American philanthropy specifically, the message is accessible to everyone and can inspire anyone to be more giving.
"While our exhibition focuses on philanthropy through the experience and lens of African-Americans, the stories and the impact of the philanthropy transcend race and generation and socioeconomic level," Fullwood said.
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