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"Black Images, Black Histories" Conference

The From Slavery to Freedom Lab presents a two-day conference to explore iconic images and popular constructions of blackness in culture.

On Friday, January 17th, a series of presentations and panels will take place in the Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall at the Franklin Humanities Institute from 10am-3pm.

10am | Light breakfast served

10:30am-12:15pm | Panel 1: Icons of Slavery and Freedom

- Jasmine Nichole Cobb (moderator) | Bacca Foundation Associate Professor African & African American Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University

- Cheryl Finley | Inaugural Distinguished Visiting Director at Atlanta University Center Collective for the Study of Art History & Curatorial Studies

- Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby | Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of the Arts & Humanities, History of Art at U.C. Berkeley

12:15pm | Lunch served

1:00pm-3:00pm | Panel 2: New Black Aesthetics
(Speakers will each present a 20 minute paper followed by a a 10 minute Q+A.)

- Meg Onli | Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator at Institute of Contemporary Art University of Pennsylvania

- Rhea L. Combs | Curator at Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History & Culture

- Richard J. Powell | John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University

Light reception to follow.

Contact: Jennifer Zhou