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HOME – Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp with author Travis Atria joined by James Briggs Murray and Barbara Pierrat-Briggs

2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Arthur Briggs is the most important name in jazz history you’ve probably never heard. Known as “The Louis Armstrong of France,” Briggs was among the most important musicians to bring jazz to Europe. Indeed, he had an uncanny ability to be where history was happening: from Harlem during the renaissance, to Paris during the Jazz […]

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Summer 2021Revolutionary Re-imaginings: Black Joy in Resistance JUNE Thursday, June 3 5:00 – 6:00 PM (EST) Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound A book talk with Daphne A. Brooks and Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. Daphne A. Brooks explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, […]

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FEBRUARY Wednesday, February 3 6:00 – 7:00 PM (EST) The Forty-Year-Old Version A conversation with award-winning film director Radha Blank and award-winning actress Anna Maria Horsford as they discuss the creative process, ideas and themes in the film The Forty-Year-Old Version, where a desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New […]

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Keep Fighting by Eric Hart The Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) & Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) at New York University are both interdisciplinary spaces for students, faculty, post-doc fellows, artists, scholars and the general public. Founded in 1969, IAAA’s mission continues to research, document, and celebrate the cultural and intellectual production of […]

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A Virtual Talk and Discussion with: Harry Allen Moderated by Piper Carter DATE:  Thursday, May 14th, 2020 TIME:  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST) Increasingly, scholars of hip-hop are investigating the culture’s intersection with religious meaning and sentiment. Courses are springing up at universities around the country, with works by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and […]

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Exposing Slavery – A Virtual Discussion

Exposing Slavery Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America (Oxford University Press, 2019) A virtual book talk with author Matthew Fox-Amato Moderated by Daniel DawsonDATE: Thursday, April 30, 2020 TIME: 5:30pm - 6:30 pm (EST)

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Archives as Activism (when in QUARANTINE)

Archives as Activism (when in QUARANTINE) Monday, April 13, 2020  /  5 pm - 6 pm A Virtual Discussion with MIRANDA MIMS (co-founder of the Nomadic Archivist Project; Special Collections Archivist in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation at the University of Rochester) SHAWN(TA) SMITH-CRUZ (co-coordinator of Lesbian Herstory Archives; Associate Dean […]

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  Robyn and Whitney: A Song For You   Friday, February 21st 6:00 – 8:00 pm NYU Silver Center, Jurow Lecture Hall 32 Waverly Place, 1st Floor (between University Place/Washington Square East and Greene Street) A reading and book discussion with author Robyn Crawford, author of A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston […]

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Freemasonry and the Visual Arts from the Eighteenth Century Forward

    Freemasonry and the Visual Arts from the Eighteenth Century Forward Historical and Global Perspectives (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020) A book presentation and round table discussion with William D. Moore (Director, American and New England Studies Program, BU), Reva Wolf, co-editor of Freemasonry and the Visual Arts (Professor of Art History, SUNY New Paltz), and Deborah […]

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