Three cultural events help mark Black History Month at NYU Washington DC.
Thursday, Feb. 13 – Freedom Riders
Join the Rebekah Jacob Gallery for a special, one night only, exhibition at NYU Washington, DC. Photos by Ernest Withers, Bruce Davidson and Bob Adelman will be displayed and paired with a special talk and reception by gallery owner Rebekah Jacob at 6 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., join us for a special screening of Freedom Riders, a film by Stanley Nelson, followed by a panel discussion of the role photo journalism plays in historical movements. Panel will include Deborah Willis, Ph D., NYU Tisch, Arun Chaudhary (TSOA ’04), first official videographer of the White House, and Rebekah Jacob. The panel will be moderated by Christopher Wilson from the Smithsonian Institution.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Color Without Complex
Join Marchaela angela Davis and Dr. Yaba Blay for a discussion at NYU Washington, DC starting at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.
What exactly is Blackness? What does it mean to be Black? Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? Who determines who is Black and who is not? Who’s Black, who’s not, and who cares? This discussion will focus on shifting the lens on race – seeking to challenge narrow perceptions of Blackness as both an identity and lived reality.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 – The Loving Story
The Loving Story explores the story behind the story behind the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia and the marriage of Mildred and Richard Loving. The film features little known film interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.
Following the screening, join a discussion featuring Bob Bauer and Phil Hirschkop alongwith others to discuss landmark Supreme Court cases that have influenced the way the United States has evolved on issues relating to race, love, and gender.
Note: The events are free and open to the public. NYU Washington, DC is located at the Constance Milstein and Family Global Academic Center, 1307 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. For further information: 202-654-8300 / firstname.lastname@example.org.