Lecture: By Any Means Necessary: Racial Justice and Representation in the Arts

August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

LaTanya S. Autry, Ph.D. candidate, University of Delaware; Gund Curatorial Fellow, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland

From W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The American Negro Exhibit” to The Black Panther newspaper to the contemporary series of direct actions by the grassroots organization Decolonize This, LaTanya S. Autry will discuss a range of liberatory aims and modes that artists and organizers employ to spark institutional change in the visual arts and beyond. Through her intersectional, equity-centered approach, Autry also explores the limits and possibilities of museums in advancing racial justice.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Color Line.

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Assessed valuation of of all taxable property owned by Georgia Negroes, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), ca. 1900
Assessed valuation of of all taxable property owned by Georgia Negroes, from W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Georgia Negro: A Study (1900). Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.