When: Thu., March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2016
Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College and Edmund S. Morgan Professor of African American Studies, History, and American Studies, will present "Curating the Black Atlantic: Race, Memory, and Museum Making." Beginning in the 1970s, museum curators began to search for materials to use in interpreting the black experience in the Americas. Their efforts went against previous scholarship that declared that there were almost no artifacts available to understand the black past. Using new technologies, the new generation of curators argued that their predecessors were wrong. How can we make sense of this conclusion?