Tuesday, February 28, 2023
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4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach cordially invite you to join us for the Spring 2023 Cultural TALKS Speaker Series: Disrupting Racism Through the Lens of the Arts. Participants may join in person or virtually.
Part 2: From Emancipation to Jim Crow.
This virtual presentation will take students, faculty, and staff on a
historical journey illuminating how art has been used to confront
racism in America. Dr. McCurdy will start by shaing excerpts of musical
examples demonstrating the dual purpose of the Negro spiriutal
and how it was used to “praise God” while revolting against slavery.
Attendees will examine Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, Paul Robeson,
Marvin Gaye, Childish Gambino, and many other artistic examples to
demonstrate how the arts helped to define the struggle for freedom
and equality among African Americans.
TWU Students, Faculty & Staff only