Hundreds of snaps rang throughout Salomon 101 in support of speakers’ messages of directly confronting racial tensions during a teach-in Tuesday about the events surrounding last month’s fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri.
Deborah Willis, chair of the department of photography and imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University presented the 2014 Debra L. Lee Lecture on Slavery and Justice to a half-filled Smith-Buonano 106, entitled “Visualizing Freedom: Photography and Emancipation.”
Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, was laid to rest yesterday after ten days of official mourning. Amongst the many eulogies in the past week or so, Mandela was often described as the greatest South African of them all. For some, he was one of the great figures of the 20th century.
Ships of Bondage and the Fight for Freedom examines the global networks involved in the slave trade during the period of European colonial empires. Curated by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, this exhibition tells the story of slave insurrections on three vessels: the Amistad, the