Tag Archives | African American History


Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic

“In Afro-Atlantic Flight, Michelle D. Commander traces how post-civil rights Black American artists, intellectuals, and travelers envision literal and figurative flight back to Africa as a means by which to heal the dispossession caused by the slave trade. Through ethnographic, historical, literary, and filmic analyses, Commander shows the ways that cultural producers such as Octavia […]

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Lost and Found Memories

    The times when families and friends kept physical photo albums to store their memories are slowly fading. Though there’s a convenience to instantly posting your beach day online with a Valencia filter, there’s a certain charm to holding your memories in your hands. While cleaning out our office space to prepare for a […]

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Through A Lens Darkly Opening Week at Film Forum

Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People had its theatrical premiere at Film Forum on Wednesday August 27th, making opening night weekend a box office success! Show times were sold out and the lobby was filled with crowds anticipating to see Thomas Allen Harris’ newest award-winning documentary, as well as […]

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TAH & Deb

Salute to Deborah Willis at Film Forum NYC

Curator and Producer Deborah Willis, chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, joined us for a Q&A after our Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People screening on August 28th, during our NYC Film Forum theatrical run. Deborah […]

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