BFC/A lecture series presents ‘Saving the Race: Black Archives, Black Liberation, and the Shaping of African American History’

The Media School Report • June 13, 2018

Melanie Chambliss, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University, will conclude the Black Film Center/Archive’s fall lecture series with “Saving the Race: Black Archives, Black Liberation, and the Shaping of African American History.”

The lecture is from 1-2:15 p.m. Nov. 13 in Hodge Hall 2083.

Chambliss will examine the founding and impact of early 20th-century black archives, which she argues helped define African-American history in mainstream culture and academia.

The BFC/A’s fall lecture series, “Before Representation: Examining Visual Technologies of Race, Media, and Meaning,” asks the question, “What happens before representation?” The series opens with a Sept. 25 lecture by Concordia University professor emeritus Lorna Roth and continues with an Oct. 9 lecture by City University of New York Stony Brook associate professor Crystal Fleming.

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