Black Images, Black Histories | Richard J. Powell: The Obama Portraits

The From Slavery to Freedom Lab presented a two-day conference to explore iconic images and popular constructions of blackness in culture.
Richard J. Powell is the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History at Duke University.
This event was co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute as part of its World Arts speaker series; the Nasher Museum of Art; the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts—Duke Arts; the Department of African & African American Studies; the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship; Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity; and the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies.
Prof. Powell co-wrote the book, “The Obama Portraits,” published by Princeton University Press, along with authors Táina Caragol, Dorothy Moss, and Kim Sajet.

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