Fall Open House & First Fridays: Black Mecca, Collective Memory
Friday, October 3, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00PM
The Schomburg’s annual Fall Open House is an opportunity to sample some of the exciting programs taking place at the Schomburg - from guided tours and talks, to performances and live music. The evening will include light refreshments and wine bar by Melba’s. Enjoy tours, extended hours in our galleries, and explore two new exhibitions.
Cities have always been instrumental in the formation of black collective memory. Black urban enclaves embody multiple meanings and that often serve as sources of daily inspiration and motivation, juxtaposed with racial unrest and oppression. Take a journey through the Schomburg collection of manuscripts, books and periodicals, moving image and recorded sound, art and photographs to explore the richness of this history.
Don’t miss the highlight of the evening, filmmaker and writer dream Hampton in conversation with poet and publisher Jessica Care Moore for a special Fall Open House talk. Both Detroit natives, dream and Jessica will present their lively personal narratives about growing up in the motor city and the impact Detroit has had on their lives, as well as on other black mecca cities around the world. Writer, musician and producer Greg Tate will moderate.
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