Organized by Lindsay Reckson
The Legacy of Lynching: Art and Practice brings together scholars, artists, activists, and curators for a conversation on the history of lynching, antiracist activism past and present, and the role of contemporary art in visualizing and confronting racial violence.
Drawing on the Equal Justice Initiative’s long-term effort to research, document, and memorialize victims of lynching, this symposium is hosted in conjunction with Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery and the first traveling iteration of EJI and the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America, on display from October 26 to December 16, 2018.
Panels will focus on the deep and reverberating history of lynching; the centrality of black feminist practice in anti-lynching activism; the role of visual storytelling in confronting past and present forms of racial violence; art-making in the age of mass incarceration; and, broadly, the relationship between contemporary art and social justice activism. The symposium’s full schedule can be found at exhibits.haverford.edu/thelegacyoflynching.