Catch The Cooper Union’s “Drawing Lines: The Black American Experience” Lecture Series

This May in New York City The Cooper Union is holding a lecture series called “Drawing Lines: The Black American Experience.”

The series features Juliana “Jewels” Smith, the creator and writer of (H)Afrocentric, artists and curators William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson who curated the exhibition Black Pulp! and Congressman John Lewis.

Black Pulp! examines the evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through rare historical printed media shown — like the first black comic — in dialogue with contemporary works of art. The exhibition showcases the unique power of pulp and printed matter to contest dominant cultural narratives. It has been shown at Yale University and the International Print Center New York with upcoming dates at the University of South Florida and Wesleyan University.

The events are free and you can find more details here and here.