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There Is No Harlem Renaissance without Black Women

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 7–8pm
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

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Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance highlights a number of women artists and writers who were active in the "New Negro" movement, which continues to serve as a beacon of visionary art, culture, and life for Black communities today. In fact, women's contributions, often overlooked at the time, went far deeper than can be presented in the exhibition, and this talk by Dr. Jeffreen M. Hayes offers a chance to get the bigger story. Hayes will shed light on figures such as Augusta Savage, Zora Neale Hurston, Selma Burke, Pauline Hopkins, and others whose work carved out a space for women in the surge of African American creativity that happened in the early 20th century.

Co-presented with FIU's Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, and Department of English.

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