EXHIBITION – NOV 4, 2021 – JAN 8, 2022


NOV 4, 2021 – JAN 8, 2022



A collection by artist John W. Jones revealing the truth of the institution of slavery.


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EXHIBITION – NOV 4, 2021 – JAN 8, 2022


NOV 4, 2021 – JAN 8, 2022

Monday & Wednesday 11am – 7pm

Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10am-6pm

Confederate Currency: The Color of Money is an art-based educational initiative featuring paintings of enslaved people discovered on confederate and southern states’ currency. Three hundred paintings by African American Artist, John W. Jones, provide a sense of dignity to the enslaved subjects while shedding new light on the relationship between slavery, institutional racism, and the economic making of America.

The Truth

Peoples of African descent, against their will, their lives and labor stolen, drove the greatest material enterprise in history — the building of the world’s most powerful economy. Through successive generations, African-Americans have suffered greatly under the weight of colonialism, anti-blackness, and racism. Despite these horrific injustices, what has emerged is a people of great resilience, depth of character, and an unparalleled culture of beauty and joy. 

According to Baha’i teachings, dating back more than a century, people of African descent are likened to the “pupil of the eye” through which the “light of the spirit shineth forth.”

Guided Tour Dates

To reserve access to a guided tour, please register using the link below

December 1, 2021

Artist John W. Jones Tour / Talks

11:00am | 2:00pm | 5:30pm

December 2, 2021

Cultural Conversations Panel Discussions About Exhibition



John W. Jones, born on May 11, 1950 in Columbia, S.C., has been a freelance artist and illustrator for more than 25 years. Jones explores life through art. This multi-talented artist uses oils, acrylics and watercolors for his paintings. Striving for detail in light and reflection, he meticulously draws each painting first, and then layers it with color, resulting in realistic interpretations of everyday life and landscapes. 

Mr. Jones is the artist and author of the book and traveling exhibition: ‘Confederate Currency: The Color of Money, Images of Slavery in Confederate and Southern States Currency’. The exhibition has been featured in some 260 top media outlets including The New York Times, Time Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, CNN, and National Public Radio.

Exhibition Location

African-American Research Library And Cultural Center

2650 Sistrunk Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

This collection by artist John W. Jones is sponsored by Partners In Racial Justice, Inc in collaboration with The African-American Research Library And Cultural Center. 

Social Action Initiatives

Partners in Racial Justice is pleased to host a variety of conversations related to the Color of Money exhibition. All are welcome to attend any of these free events to learn about possible collaborations aimed at improving life in our community. Beyond the conversations, our various partners are happy to engage with the community if the grassroots find their programs to be worthy of further consideration.

Eliminating Racism. Connecting Hearts.

Mt. Sinai AME Church 176 Chatham Street, Pittsboro, NC

We must work towards eliminating racism and fostering connections between people's hearts. We can create a more inclusive and equitable world by embracing our shared identities and standing together. Let's be partners in the fight for racial justice and make a positive impact together!


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Press & Reviews

Interview from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald – The Color of Money (2021)

When Slaves and Currency Were One

A Look at the Color of Civil War Money

Banking on Slavery

Slavery’s Currency Invalidated

The Color of Money

Confederate money talks, activists say

Notes Inspire Artist’s Work

Protests in Acrylic