A piece of American history makes its debut at Mulvane Art Museum

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A piece of American history will be on display throughout June at the Mulvane Art Museum.

"I Dream A World" is a collection of portraits of 76 women who are black, many you may recognize, and some you may not.

The pictures first appeared in book form in 1989 by former Topeka Capital Journal Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Brian Lanker.

He captured the unique pictures of black women who changed the America landscape. From well-known figures like Rosa Parks, and Oprah Winfrey, alongside lesser-known names.

"Black women have impacted so many aspects of American life and we don't give them enough credit they deserve," says Historian Donnarae Pearson. "This exhibit is just a stepping stone in Topeka to elevate that story."

The exhibit will be at the Mulvane Art Museum through mid-June.