“Between the Lines”: Mary Helen Washington and Farah Jasmine Griffin

Video: Mary Helen Washington

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
Harlem

The Other Blacklist explores the impact of the Left, the Communist Party, and the U.S. government spying operations on African American literature and culture during the Cold War. Focused on six major African American writers and artists of the 1950s, this study shows how their Left affiliations enabled them to shape an aesthetic that maintained traditions of race radicalism and literary experimentation. Author will be in conversation with Historian, Farah Jasmine Griffin. A book signing will follow.

Mary Helen Washington Video from UMD College of Arts & Humanities on Vimeo.

 

Registration Recommended

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED For all free events, seats are generally overbooked to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes before start time.

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