Hooks National Book Award Lecture: Mary Schmidt Campell Author of An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden
An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden Lecture by Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, Winner of the Hooks Institute’s National Book Award
Hosted by the National Civil Rights Museum
6 PM Reception | 7 PM Lecture | Hooks Hyde Hall, National Civil Rights Museum | 450 Mulberry St., Memphis, TN 38103
An American Odyssey provides a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages transcended the visual stereotypes of African Americans and conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era. Campbell is the tenth president of Spelman College.
University of Memphis Sponsors
Presenting Sponosor: African and African American Studies
Supporting Sponsors: Department of History and Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities.
The Hooks Institute’s National Book Award is presented annually to a non-fiction book that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
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