26 FEB 03:00 p.m.

The History and Politics of Blackface

University of The District of Columbia, Bldg 44 Room A03, 4200 Connecticut Ave,NW; Washington, D.C. 2008 @ 03:00 p.m.

On February 26, 2019, IPPH will host The History and Politics of Blackface panel at 3pm in UDC’s CAUSES Building 44, Auditorium, Rm (A03)

Featured speakers include the much-regarded Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Doran Ezickson, Anit-Defamation League, Washington, D.C. Regional Director.

Moderator is Mary Ann French, former Washington Post reporter whose doctoral studies focus on the South and enslaved families in Virginia.

The panelists will delve into the history of Blackface, its origins, as well as the contemporary political import of “dehumanizing” symbols. IPPH Founding Director Sharon Pratt will introduce Moderator and Panelists

Event Details

26 February 2019
03:00 p.m.
University of The District of Columbia, Bldg 44 Room A03
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C.

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