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Ekene Ijeoma, Deconstructed Anthems, Day Night. Photo: Katrina Barber.
Ekene Ijeoma, Deconstructed Anthems, Day Night. Photo: Katrina Barber.

February 23, 2021May 17, 2021

Continuing from fall 2020, ACT is co-sponsoring the series of public guest lectures that coincide with Ekene Ijeoma’s Black Mobility and Safety in the US course. Focusing on the theme of living while Black, this semester’s topics will include: learning, voting, driving, working, and loving while Black.

Guest panelists will include John Akomfrah (The March, 2013), Garrett Bradley (America, 2019), Anthony A. Jack (The Privileged Poor, 2019), Darryl Pinckney (Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy, NYRB: 2014), Nsé Ufot (New Georgia Project), Frank Baumgartner (Suspect Citizen: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race, 2018), Gretchen Sorin (Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights, 2020), and Dianne M. Stewart (Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage, Seal Press: 2020). More to be announced soon.

Schedule of Events

February 23 | Black Progress
Garrett Bradley and John Akomfrah

March 2 | Learning While Black
Anthony A. Jack

March 16 | Voting While Black
Darryl Pinckney, Nsé Ufot, and Gretchen Sorin

March 30 | Driving While Black
Frank Baumgartner

April 13 | Loving While Black
Dianne M. Stewart


The above is the schedule as of February 15, 2021. It is subject to change, and will be updated. For more information, please email poeticjustice@media.mit.edu