Arts Garage, Spady Museum & Delray CRA to Co-host Authors Speak Series on 'Race in America'

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Dec. 22, 2022 - PRLog -- (Delray Beach, FL – December 21, 2022) In an effort to celebrate and promote black cultural awareness, three of the most respected nonprofit organizations in Delray Beach are again collaborating to present Authors Speak Series 2023, according to Charlene Farrington, Director of Spady Cultural Heritage Museum; Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage; and Renee Jadusingh, Executive Director of the Community Redevelopment Agency of Delray Beach.

The timely topic of this "free to see" series is The Impact of Race on American Society, offering "interesting and enlightening conversations with three writers who have cultivated a perspective on black cultural awareness through their research and personal experiences."

"Making a difference in the lives of others can be as simple as being aware of your differences and being able to talk from a compassionate perspective," says Farrington, while Waldo declares, "Arts Garage is proud to continue our third year of collaboration with the CRA and the Spady Museum. Authors Speak is one of the most community events that we produce."

Jadusingh agrees: "There are many conditions that lead to the development and spread of slum and blight, including lack of understanding of the needs of others. Through this series we hope to share information about the Delray Beach CRAs projects and programs, while shedding light on what others in our community may be experiencing."

Dr. Jasmine Cobb

New Growth: The Art & Texture of Black Hair

Thursday, February 23 at 6:00 pm

Bio: Jasmine Nichole Cobb is Professor of African & African American Studies and of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, as well as a co-director of the "From Slavery to Freedom" (FS2F) Franklin Humanities Lab. A scholar of black cultural production and visual representation, Cobb is the author of two monographs, Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century (NYUP 2015) and New Growth: The Art and Texture of Black Hair (Duke UP 2022). She is the editor for African American Literature in Transition, 1800-1830 (Cambridge UP 2021) and she has written essays for Public Culture, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, and American Literary History. Her third monograph in progress, The Pictorial Life of Harriet Tubman, offers a visual history of the abolitionist, from the middle nineteenth century through the present, including the persistence of the abolitionist's image in contemporary art and popular culture.

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