Current & Upcoming Exhibits

The Uumbaji Gallery features a wide variety of work that represents the African Diaspora.

Current Exhibit 

Black Student Movements: Orangeburg, Kent and Jackson State 1968-1970

Exhibit Dates: Feb 2020 - Aug 2020


This exhibit seeks to highlight the civil rights struggles and anti-war protests which students engaged in at Orangeburg, Kent State University and Jackson State University as well as presenting images from the shootings which occur at each of the three Universities between the years 1968-1970.  Curated by Idris Kabir Syed.

View the Black Campus Movements digital exhibit

Upcoming Exhibits


Want to exhibit at the Uumbaji Gallery? Download Uumbaji Gallery Exhibit Application 

Individuals and organizations who wish to utilize the Uumbaji gallery are asked to submit the following documents:

Questions & Media Contacts:

Idris Kabir Syed, Uumbaji Gallery Curator


phone: (330)672-0158

The Uumbaji Gallery is located in room 134 Oscar Ritchie Hall, 225 Terrace Drive, Kent, OH 44242