Emancipated Memories: Slavery as Subject in Selected Works by Contemporary Black Women Artists


Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001, Brown University

Cora Marshall, artist, educator, and scholar

A keynote lecture by artist Cora Marshall to celebrate the opening of the exhibit Emancipated Memories: Uncovering the Hidden Faces of Slavery at the John Nicholas Brown Center. Marshall's mixed media artwork draws from the history and legacy of slavery. Her portraits of slave women, men, and children combine archival documents, in the form of sale and runaway advertisements, to make connections to the past and honor the memory of lives in pursuit of freedom.