Part of the Program: Lectures and Events

Lecture: Blending History and Fiction: Reading Jerry Pinkney and Toni Morrison

7:00 pm
8:00 pm
Woodmere Art Museum

Fugitive slave narratives and third-person accounts of enslaved men and women's experiences during the nineteenth century draw an outline around the horrors of American slavery. This lecture will address how contemporary artists like Jerry Pinkney and Toni Morrison fill in the spaces left untouched with vibrant color, linguistic contour, and the richness of sound to offer present-day Americans entree into a world we can only imagine.

  • Due to excessive heat warnings, Saturday Night Jazz on June 22, Tribute to Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding: Memphis Soul, will be held INDOORS. Seating will be provided by the Museum. No refreshments are permitted inside the building.