After forty-five years of teaching in academia Clyde Taylor will retire from this role but his contributions to Black art, film and culture will continue to inspire many. This event will bring people together in the spirit of friendship and scholarly exchanges to celebrate the cultural historian’s unique and avant-garde approach and influences.

Joining us will be Walter Mosley, Eleanor Traylor, Arthur Jafa, Charles Musser, Pearl Bowser, Terri Francis, Ed Guerrero, Greg Tate, Ishmael Reed, Kalamu ya Salaam,

Robert O’Meally, Tommy Lott, Deborah Willis, Herman Gray, Jacquie Jones, John Akomfrah, Jane Gaines, Jayne Cortez and others.

Friday, September 19th, 2008

6:00 p.m. KEYNOTE – Eleanor Traylor

Reception to follow sponsored by The Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

2:00-3:30 pm. L.A. REBELLION

Looking at films in a non-traditional way and Clyde Taylor’s influence

on the early avant-garde Los Angeles film clubs.

3:30-5:00 p.m. BLACK AESTHETIC AND BEYOND

Clyde Taylor creating a cosmopolitan conversation that provided

nuances and similarities in pan-Africanism aesthetics.

5:00-6:30 p.m. CLYDE AND CULTURAL CRITIQUE

Clyde Taylor as mentor and conduit to a Black cultural critique that

included the idea of the African diaspora.

6:30 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS – Walter Mosley

Location for both days: 19 University Place, Rm 102, NY, NY

(between East 8th St. & Waverly Place)

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP at (212) 998-IAAA(4222)

More information will be on-line at:

http://africanastudies.as.nyu.edu/object/clydetaylorcelebration08