Whether a homesite for protest and resistance or, as Alain Locke suggests, an escape from the ‘medieval’ south, the city serves as both a muse and haven for black American cultural expression. Although cityscapes are heavily represented in African American music and popular culture, more discussion is needed about how the city is often a hegemonic space of black cultural expression. In other words, how does an urban setting dictate power and blackness in the (African) American community?
With: Regina Bradley, Fredara Hadley, Matthew Morrison, and Liana Silva
Moderator: Guthrie “Guy” Ramsey