How I Got Over

    Improve listing Presented by

See How I Got Over, a mixed-media art exhibit reflecting the African American experience that focuses on three themes: celebration, spirituality and protest. The exhibit title comes from the song sung by gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Featuring over 70 pieces of historical and contemporary art, How I Got Over includes paintings, quilts and found objects as well as the work of Ohio artists including Dayton native Willis "Bing" Davis. As a whole, How I Got Over tells a story fundamental to the human experience: overcoming adversity.