IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Within the fabric of American identity is woven a story that has long been invisible—the lives and experiences of people who share African American and Native American ancestry. African and Native peoples came together in the Americas. Over centuries, African Americans and Native Americans created shared histories, communities, families, and ways of life. Prejudice, laws, and twists of history have often divided them from others, yet African-Native American people were united in the struggle against slavery and dispossession, and then for self-determination and freedom. For African-Native Americans, their double heritage is truly indivisible

Rockland Events Presented by:

  • The African American Historical Society of Rockland County
  • The CEJJES Institute, and
  • SUNY Rockland Community College

The exhibition IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas is a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American IndianNational Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).


Technology Center, Second Floor
January 21 – March 9, 2011
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 8 pm & Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm

*All events to be held in the cultural Arts Center unless specified otherwise.


Saturday, February 5 (Snow Date: February 6)
Cultural Arts Center
Noon – 1:30 pm (Lunch available for purchase/Tour exhibit/Book Signing)
1:30 – 6 pm (Special Programming)


Culture Arts Center
Saturday, February 26
10 am – 3 pm

Middle School Event

*Prior Registration Required to Attend

February 9, 2011 10 am – 12 pm 
Snow Date 
February 16, 2011

Welcome to the IndiVisible Lessons Page

Welcome to the IndiVisible in Rockland County, lessons page. We hope that this information will supplement your visit to the IndiVisible exhibition which will be on display in the Technology Center of Rockland Community College, Suffern New York for the entire month of February 2011.

  • Historical
  • Social Justice
  • Land: On My Owne Ground
  • The Ramapough Lenape Nation
  • African and Native American Folklore
  • Glossary
  • Works Cited

Additional Links

Indivisible sponsors

The CEJJES Institute

The African American Historical Society

The Rockland Community College

Orange & Rockland

Town of Ramapo

Palisades Federal Credit Union

Smithsonian Institute


Arts Council of Rockland

Rockland County Department of Tourism

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