The Bias Inside Us

The Bias Inside Us is a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian that explores the social science and psychology of implicit bias, the impact of this bias and what people can do about it.

The City of Huntsville will host The Bias Inside Us from April 22 through May 21 at the Downtown Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

The exhibit will be open to visitors during regular Downtown operating hours:

  • Monday-Thursday 9:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Friday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

HMCPL is supporting this important exhibit with book lists, programs, and other resources to enrich the experience. Use this page to learn more!

Questions? Contact us at or 256-532-5972


The Bias Inside Us Preview


Photographer Angélica Dass’ Humanae Project

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The Bias Inside Us Online Exhibition Know your bias, take responsibility, and make a change.

#Retrain Your Brain The “us and them” mentality can be harmful. But, sometimes, if used carefully, being an “us” can be helpful.

Fair Play Game Winning in Fair Play involves learning when and how to name biases. While many will succeed in Fair Play, the true winners are those that learn the reality of bias.

Hidden Brain Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world.

Implicit Association Test Take a test on your implicit biases.

The Decision Lab: Biases  The science is clear: humans take mental shortcuts. Here you can read about why we do this and how you can avoid it.

PBS Frontline: A Class Divided The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination.

Bias This documentary featuring Mahzarin Banaji, author of Blindspot, challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Available to check out on Hoopla.

The Bias Inside Us: Find Events at HMCPL

HMCPL will be offering book clubs, speakers, and other events around The Bias Inside Us exhibit. Programs and events will be available for youth and adults. 

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The Bias Inside Us is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Major support is provided by The Otto Bremer Trust.

Questions? Contact us at or 256-532-5972