Culture Series: Narratives of Black Resilience

Culture Series: Narratives of Black Resilience

Date and Time

May 16, 2024 6:00 pm

Location

Brookland

625 Monroe St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20017

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Description:

Join HumanitiesDC and guest curator Jermaine Jones to explore how Black literature produced from the 20th century up to today offers quasi essential history of a resilient cultural movement, investigates the power of Black pliability under Jim Crow and systemic racism, and celebrates the rebellious power of Black imagination.

Black Literature is instrumental in defeating the “Rashomon Effect“ and anachronistic racism, dismantling barriers of inequality, discrimination, and typecast. More importantly, Black literature has been pivotal in functioning as the defense attorney for Black culture and helping the world understand the challenges and triumphs experienced by Black people in America. Black literature is also responsible for shaping the culture, identities, and voices of a considerable number of cities in America, including Washington, DC.

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

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