Sacred Spaces: The Home and Poetry of Anne Spencer

Did you know that a small part of the Harlem Renaissance took place in a garden in Lynchburg, Virginia? This exhibition celebrates the legacy of poet, civil rights activist, and gardener Anne Spencer (1882–1975). Her home was a sacred space for the African-American community on the East coast, a space free from Jim Crow. Her garden was Spencer’s own sacred space for poetic creation. View the house and garden as they look today through the eyes of John Hall’s stunning photographs, juxtaposed with artifacts, manuscripts, and books that bring Spencer’s work and times back to life.