Dread Scott pays tribute to Louisiana’s history of armed Black resistance. 350 participants in period costumes traveled on foot and horseback over two days following the 26 mile route of the German Coast Uprising of 1811.
Clear Creek Collective's Ballad of a Land Man explores Appalachian traditions of land stewardship. Gearing up for a national tour, the immersive new play advocates for a just transition away from resource extraction and decolonization of our relationship to the land.
“It’s like we’re holding hands at the edge of a white silence, with which we are to make music of our being here.”
While some of us work longer, harder hours to make sure the rest of us can still buy groceries and dispose of our trash, others are entering week six of social distancing. We’re trying to find a new use for this blank time, how we can make music of our being here inside, separated, but still together. But here is a fraught word these days. COVID-19 is here, potentially to stay, but 42,000 of our loved ones aren’t anymore. Many of us arrived here overnight, suddenly suffering from food, job and housing insecurity.
A wide poetics and an even wider sense of justice for the land and its people. Birmingham poets Che Justus and Alina Stefanescu debut new poems for National poetry month exploring the topic of environmental trauma.
Spelman College hosts Theaster Gates’ Black Image Corporation U.S. Debut. Ming Joy documents the power of this exhibit which features over 2,000 photographs of Black women from the Johnson Publishing Company archives.
Eighty years before Brown v. Board, there were integrated schools in New Orleans. But these schools were under physical attack. The play “The Uninvited” explores the untold truths of the Reconstruction Era through the eyes of Black New Orleanians.