Exhibits & Programs
The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America
October 26—December 16, 2018
Curatorial contributions by Kalia Brooks Nelson
The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America seeks to spark an honest conversation about the legacy of racial injustice in America today. Coordinated in collaboration with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the Brooklyn Museum with support from Google, this exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research into the history of lynchings and connects it to digital media, documentary film, contemporary artworks, and archival materials.
The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and the Equal Justice Initiative. Support for its presentation at Haverford is provided by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Office of the Provost, the Interdisciplinary Minor in Visual Studies, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights, and the Department of English.
- Opening Talk & Reception
Friday, October 26
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
- The Lynching of Zachariah Walker: A Local Legacy exhibition
VCAM Upper Create Space
- Symposium: The Legacy of Lynching: Art and Practice
Brings together scholars, artists, activists, and curators for a conversation on the history of lynching, antiracist activism past and present, and the role of contemporary art in visualizing and confronting racial violence. View details.