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Of Many Colors

Portraits of Multiracial Families

Interviews by Peggy Gillespie
Photos by Gigi Kaeser

Prevent Bullying

Of Many Colors has been used in schools, colleges, and communities to help create safe environments by developing empathy and caring in students, teachers, and staff members. A remarkable tool, this exhibit has been used to help prevent bullying and address bullying behaviors in thousands of venues world-wide

Of Many Colors includes photographs and interviews with 20 families (children, teens, and adults) who have bridged the racial divide through interracial relationships and/or adoption. In a world where race is considered by many to be a formidable barrier between people, the families in this traveling exhibit have discovered richness and value in diversity. This exhibit of multiracial families has a great deal to teach about racial identity and racism. Of Many Colors is also available in a beautiful companion book (featuring over 40 families) published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

In 2015, educators in Andover, MA displayed Of Many Colors in every elementary school in the district at the beginning of the school year. Read about this great idea for our exhibit here.