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Ideas of Our Time: Afro-Nostalgia with Badia Ahad-Legardy


THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2022 // 7 P.M. – 8 P.M. – VIRTUAL

Ideas of Our Time is a virtual lecture series providing a forum for creative dialogue with artists, educators, and others around some of the most vital and important art and ideas of our time.

This month, join Badia Ahad-Legardy, author, professor, and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at Loyola University Chicago for a discussion on her book, Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture. This lecture is presented in connection to Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick.

As early as the eighteenth century, white Americans and Europeans believed that people of African descent could not experience nostalgia. As a result, black lives have been predominately narrated through historical scenes of slavery and oppression. This phenomenon created a missing archive of romantic historical memories.

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