Cotton Comes To Harlem

On June 22, 2017, USFCAM presented a free film screening of Cotton Comes to Harlem as part of its programming for Black Pulp! Noel Smith, USFCAM’s Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art, provided a biographical sketch of Chester Himes, the author of the book on which the film was based, and Cheryl Rodriguez, Director of the […]

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Prints Providing a Catalyst for Change: A Guest Post by Erin Hughes, MA Candidate

Cover image: The Black Panther Party Newspaper, March 9, 1969 “They are in effect still trapped in a history which they do not understand and until they understand it, they cannot be released from it.” James Baldwin My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation, 1963   On June […]

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To Be Faceless: Caricature & Racial Identity. A Guest Post by Tyra Mishell, BA Undergraduate

Felandus Thames, I’m Neutral, 2010 inkjet print, acrylic, and rock salt on museum board 27 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches Whenever I see black face or any racist caricature of black people, I am reminded of how the world has perceived and continues to perceive black people. It does not shock me as much now […]

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