“Shifts in historical narratives often come down to whose stories are told and who gets to tell them,” author Livia Gershon proclaims. Her article delves into sculptor Meta Warwick’s 1907 exhibition.  Warwick’s tableaus in the exhibition began with depictions of shackled enslaved Africans and illustrate a story of survival and uplift across 13 dioramas. The final diorama depicts Black professionals at work and in comfortable domestic scenes. Read on to examine different perspectives on Warwick’s tableau, as well as a link to historian W. Fitzhugh Brundage’s journal article on it.