Join a panel of leading scholars as they consider how Jacob Lawrence’s little-known Struggle Series launched a new type of social history at the height of the civil rights movement while building on earlier epic narrative cycles.
Curator Elsa Smithgall moderates a discussion with leading scholars in conjunction with an exhibition featuring panels from Jacob Lawrence’s Struggle Series (1954-56). They consider how this little-known cycle launched a new type of social history at the height of the civil rights movement while building on earlier epic narrative cycles.
- Aaron Bryant, National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Mellon Curator of Photography
- Spencer Crew, Professor of American, African American, and Public History at George Mason University
- David Driskell, Founder of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African American and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland
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