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Afro-Atlantic Histories: Session III: "Blackness is not peripheral to the American project; it is the foundation”
The John Wilmerding Symposium on American Art will gather literary and visual artists to reflect on how art responds to and shapes both official and overlooked narratives wrought by the transatlantic slave trade and its legacies.

Presentations on the role of history and memory in shaping American culture and identity by Clint Smith, Renée Stout, and Hank Willis Thomas. Followed with discussion moderated by E. Carmen Ramos, chief curatorial and conservation officer, National Gallery of Art.

Clint Smith, author of "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" (2021); poet, staff writer at The Atlantic, and host of the YouTube series Crash Course Black American History

Renée Stout, artist

Hank Willis Thomas, artist and cofounder of For Freedoms

Session topic inspired by Clint Smith, "How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America" (Boston: Little, Brown, 2021).

Apr 28, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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