Exhibition Tour and Panel Discussion for Alice Dunbar-Nelson and the Legacy of Black Women's Archives
About this Event
Join us for an exhibition tour and panel discussion for the new exhibition Alice Dunbar-Nelson and the Legacy of Black Women's Archives, on view in the Special Collections Gallery from February 6 – August 9, 2024. Monet Lewis-Timmons, curator of the exhibition and a doctoral candidate from UD’s Department of English and Museum Studies Program, will lead a tour of the materials on view.
The exhibition explores the incredible life of writer, poet, journalist and activist Alice Dunbar-Nelson through her own papers and collected materials. It also highlights the women who helped share Dunbar-Nelson’s story by bringing her personal archive into public view, including Pauline A. Young, Dunbar-Nelson’s niece, and Akasha Gloria T. Hull, UD professor and Black feminist scholar.
Lewis-Timmons will also lead a panel discussion with members of the Howard High community in Delaware. The panel will speak on the importance of Howard High to the creation of Dunbar-Nelson’s papers, which are accessible through Special Collections, and the connection between her papers and the archival materials still held at Howard High.
This in-person event is free and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited. This event will be recorded.