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Rooted: Black Women, Southern Memory, and Womanist Cartographies

February 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm EST

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Maryland’s African American Studies Department, the 2020-21 research seminar initiative “Race/Ethnicity and Gender Identity in a Shifting Cultural and Racial Climate: African/Black Diaspora Academic and Public Discourse” presents a virtual event, co-hosted with the New York University (Center for Black Visual Culture/ Institute for African American Affairs, Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora and The Department of Photography and Imaging-Tisch School of the Arts): 

A Conversation with Allison Janae Hamilton and Michelle Lanier,
‘Rooted: Black Women, Southern Memory, and Womanist Cartographies.’”
Friday, February 26, 2021
4:00- 5:15 PM

Michelle Lanier and Allison Janae Hamilton ask, “And what is this land, Afro-Carolina, without the souls of Black women?” as they explore Womanist Cartography. 

Michelle Lanier is an AfroCarolina folklorist, oral historian, museum professional, filmmaker, and educator with over two decades of commitment to her callings.Allison Janae Hamiltonis a visual artist working in sculpture, installation, photography, and video. Lanier and Hamilton will discuss their collaborative research and photography project to center Black women and femmes in the American South by rendering their narratives “visible, audible, legible and autonomous.”  

This virtual event is open to the public.  We hope to see you there!

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