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The conceptualization of El Museo del Barrio began in the wake of the civil rights movement in the United States, in a time when local community activists in Central and East Harlem began to demand changes in the city’s education system that included the acknowledgement of the cultural diversity of its students. Though it started as a project to create educational materials, it soon metamorphosed, under the vision and direction of local artist, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, into something much broader in scope and rooted deeply in the surrounding community.
WNYC archives id: 9786