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Culture Series: Narratives of Black Resilience

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Join HumanitiesDC and guest curator Jermaine Jones to explore how Black literature produced from the 20th century up to today offers quasi essential history of a resilient cultural movement, investigates the power of Black pliability under Jim Crow and systemic racism, and celebrates the rebellious power of Black imagination.

Black Literature is instrumental in defeating the “Rashomon Effect“ and anachronistic racism, dismantling barriers of inequality, discrimination, and typecast. More importantly, Black literature has been pivotal in functioning as the defense attorney for Black culture and helping the world understand the challenges and triumphs experienced by Black people in America. Black literature is also responsible for shaping the culture, identities, and voices of a considerable number of cities in America, including Washington, DC.

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

Host: HumanitiesDC
Date: May 16, 2024 • 7PM
Location: Busboys and Poets, 625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
Event fee: Free
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For More Information

Contact: Jimmy Watkins
Phone: 202.770.3077 Ext. 806


Busboys and Poets, Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017 United States
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