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THE BONDS OF FAMILY AND LEGACY
February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
This is virtual experience has been curated with the backdrop of the 2021 Black history theme, “The
Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” The black family has been a topic of study in
many disciplines; history, literature, the visual arts, social policy and the culture of the culinary arts. The
Black family knows no single location, since family reunions and genetic-ancestry searches testify to the
spread of family members across states, nations, and continents. While the role of the Black family
has been described by some as a microcosm of the entire race, its complexity as the “foundation” of
African American life and history can be seen in numerous debates over how to represent its meaning
from a historical perspective. The family offers a rich tapestry of images for exploring the African
American realities of the past and present.
This program is presented in partnership with the African American Program of the Senator John
Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The discussion will include Christin Haynes, founder of Black
Family Scholar; Dr. Jessica Harris, award winning journalist and African Diaspora foodways expert;
and Dr. Eric Jackson, Professor of History and Director of Black World Studies at Northern Kentucky
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
To learn more and register, visit HERE