Fighting Dark: A Talk Presented by the Black Gotham Experience
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Date: February 17th at 6pm Location: Virtual
Kamau Ware of Black Gotham Experience created a talk titled Fighting Dark in dialogue with the investigation of the legacy of racial violence in the United States for the exhibition Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water. The lecture focuses on Manhattan and Brooklyn’s 19th-century racial history and connects to Pindell’s investigation of touch points in that same, long history. Within this historiography, Fighting Dark speaks to a dark side of American history as well as the dark-skinned people who have been impacted by it, especially the Black New Yorkers who fled in the dark of night during the 1863 riots and those who enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War in what was called the “Colored Troops 20th Infantry” from New York City. The talk ultimately provides a platform to draw out lessons on how Black people find resilience in the face of racial violence. Register now to join Black Gotham Experience’s Fighting Dark virtual tour and discussion.