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The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity
  • Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online

The Black family has been a topic of study across disciplines—history, literature, the visual arts, film, sociology, anthropology, and social policy. It has been described as a rich tapestry for exploring African Americans past and present and its complexity as the foundation of African American life and history. A panel will discuss these ideas and perspectives including family traditions, brothers and sisters, power-couples, and community. Moderated by Ida E. Jones, University Archivist at Morgan State University, panelists include Alison Parker, author of Unceasing Militant, the Life of Mary Church Terrell; Darius Young, author of Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle; John Whittington Franklin and Karen Roberts Franklin, Franklin Global LLC, Managing Members; and Barbara Spencer Dunn, ASALH Vice President for Membership & Contributor and Member of the Black History 365 (BH365) Professional Development Team.

Presented in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

Black History Month Programming is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation, through the generous support of