Virtual Talk | Activated Archives: Black Trauma, Identity, and Culture

Sundown towns, haunted houses, and predators. That feeling of being watched. An impending sense of dread. Movement in the corner of your eye. That thing that goes bump in the night. The horror genre provides a unique entry point to explore deeply rooted fears and anxieties sparked by legacies of trauma and the creation of otherness. Delve into Black horror, both real and otherworldly, through an examination of HBO’s new sci-fi series, Lovecraft Country.

Join us for a roundtable discussion moderated by Chicago-based cultural anthropologist Dr. Stanford Carpenter to dive deeper into the convergent impacts of Chicago’s African American past, present, and Afrofutures. The panelists are Christopher Benson, Vanessa Hintz, and Charles E. Bethea.

This event is free of charge; we would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. A Zoom link will be provided after registration.

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