Performing Black Womanhood
Saturday March 2nd, 10am
Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240), Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C.
‘Performing Black Womanhood’ celebrates the intellectual and artistic lives of women across the African diaspora.
The event includes a pop-up exhibit of materials from the Special and General collections curated by Hispanic Division staff and Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow, Adjoa Osei, as well as a Research Orientation focusing on women in the arts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. The morning concludes with a Symposium featuring a panel of speakers who will deliver presentations that will explore and celebrate women of color in the arts.
Pop-up exhibit: 10am – 2pm
Research orientation: 10:30am – 11:15 am
Adjoa Osei, University of Liverpool
‘Lá vem a baiana – Performing an Afro-Brazilian Archetype’
Dr. Camara Dia Holloway, independent scholar:
‘Dark Beauty, Bright Ambition: Navigating Black Stardom in Jazz Age NY/LON’
Sala Elise Patterson, independent scholar
‘Finding Ady: Recovering the Story of a Black Surrealist Muse’