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Embracing a broader vision


Apr 05 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Virtual Only

Artists & Historians series

Embracing a broader vision

A conversation between historian Wesley Hogan and creator Lana Garland

Join us on Tuesday, April 5, at noon for an exploration of the role of art in creating knowledge and narratives about slavery, the Civil War, and freedom struggles in the United States. Historian Wesley Hogan will be in conversation with filmmaker, director, producer, and educator Lana Garland.

Among her many accomplishments, Lana Garland has been credited with turning Durham's Hayti Heritage Film Festival into a must-attend celebration of storytelling by Black filmmakers from the US South and throughout the African diaspora. Garland is recognized as a community builder who creates spaces for filmmakers and audiences to have conversations about the richness and diversity of Black life.

In a recent essay for Duke Arts reflecting on the life and vision of Harriet Tubman, Garland wrote, "[W]e must be willing to transition to a broader vision of ourselves. Like other species on the planet, our very existence hinges on our ability to evolve, lest we perish."

This event is part of a series accompanying the exhibition, "'To stand by the side of Freedom': Abraham Lincoln and 19th century America," on view at the Rubenstein Library through May 14, 2022.

This is a virtual event on Zoom. Free and open to the public. Advance registration required.

Sponsored by the Rubenstein Library, Forum for Scholars and Publics, Franklin Humanities Institute, Vice Provost for the Arts, Department of African & African American Studies, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Department of History, and MFA|EDA Program at Duke University.



Artists & Historians in Conversation


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Lana Garland

Lana Garland’s creative practice centers on cultural memory restoration, particularly in the lives of African Americans. Working between narrative and documentary film forms, she tells stories with complex characters as she seeks to unearth the past to inform the future. Lana’s award-winning work as a creative director, producer, writer/director, and educator in television…...

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Wesley Hogan

Duke University

Wesley Hogan is Research Professor at the Franklin Humanities Institute and History at Duke University. She writes and teaches the history of youth social movements, human rights, documentary, and oral history. Her most recent book, On the Freedom Side, draws a portrait of young people organizing in the spirit of…...

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