Introduction to Black Hue-manity 101: Imagining Blackness Then and Now
November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The power of images is strong and enduring. Depictions of African peoples and blackness have changed over time and influence contemporary thinking and action. Since the Enlightenment, Black humanity has been routinely attacked, ridiculed, and questioned, and altogether denied. However, this was not always the case. This multimedia exhibit featuring images, video, and historical testimony coupled with a presentation by Dr. Lasana Kazembe on writers and artists of the Early Classical period, will foster conversation, curiosity, and an open exchange of knowledge on how imagery about Blackness has both changed over time and continues to occupy and animate our social and political imagination. Indianapolis poet Manon Voice will complement the exhibit with a poetic meditation that reflects the theme. A small reception will follow.
The exhibit gallery will open at 5pm with the lecture beginning at 6pm. The gallery will remain open until 8pm.
The exhibit will be open for public viewing from Nov. 8–11. Public hours vary. Click here to learn more.
Questions? Contact 317-278-1108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is currently scheduled to be in-person. Register by Nov. 10 and note this event will adhere to prevailing local guidance on COVID-19. Thoroughly read confirmation details sent by the host.
This event is part of the Spirit & Place Festival. Click here to discover more festival events!
Spirit & Place is a self-funded community initiative housed in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.