🌟 🎨 "I Am Queen Mary: Public Art and the Politics of Representation" celebrates the monumental artwork, created by La Vaughn Belle CC ‘95 and Jeannette Ehlers. #IAmQueenMary symbolizes #resistance against Danish colonialism in the Caribbean and honors the legacy of Mary Thomas, a leader in the largest labor revolt in Danish colonial history. Belle will be joined in conversation with Caribbean cultural anthropologist Tami Navarro, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Drew University.
Founder of the Cite Black Barnard Project and editor-in-chief of apogeelit Alexandra Watson will be participating with special thanks to Professor Monica L. Miller (@monicamiller). Miller’s students from the Africana Studies Colloquium on Black European Cultural Studies will contribute readings from the dynamic archive that surrounds this tribute to Queen Mary Thomas, leader of the 1878 Fireburn rebellion that shook the Danish empire. 🖼️ 🌟
📅 Today 11-15-23 📍 Location: Digital Humanities Center at Barnard, Milstein Center 103
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