Dope. You may want to consider posting this on the Quirky Black Girls// SF page as well.
this looks super interesting but the font on that post is so damn small i have to strain my eyes to see it, just putting a note out there. if anyone could write out what the poster says that would be awesome, if not i understand.
Afro-Futurism: Envisioning the year 2070 and Beyond
Exhibit: May 17 - August 1, 2013
African American Center
Main Library, Third Floor
Artists Reception and Talk in Commemoration of Juneteenth:
Sunday, June 1, 2013
Main Library, Lower Level
Afro-Futirms: Envisioning the year 2070 and Beyond, curated by Kheven LaGrone, uses art to create a future for us to aspire to. It comes from an African American perspective. Runaway slave and heroine Harriet Tubman once said, “I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” More than 100 years later, writer James Baldwin praised Black revolutionaries for daring to break down barriers. He wrote in 1970 a letter to activist Angela Davis: ” The enormous revolution in black consciousness which has occurred in your generation, my dear sister, means the beginning or the end of America. Some of us, white and Black, know how great a price has been paid to bring into existence a new consciousness, a new people, an unprecedented nation.”
What will be the black consciousness in the year 2070, one hundred years after James Baldwin’s letter?
All programs at the Library are free.