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Garden Week Lecture: Mapping - African-American History at UVA: Elgin Cleckley

The Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture and the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No admission charge. Special presentation in the Auditorium at 2 p.m.

“Mapping - African-American History at UVA” will reveal new insights into the University’s cultural landscape through the lens of the African-American experience. Expanding upon an existing walking tour of African-American sites in the Academical Village and recent cultural landscape and documentary research projects, students, working with Elgin Cleckley (B.S. Arch, 1993), Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design Thinking, are curating a multi-faceted exhibit of sites marking the achievements of the enslaved people at the University. Professor Cleckley will give a brief introduction on the use of  physical models and digital apps in the design of the exhibit and moderate a discussion with the students about the exhibit and its content. 

A selection of related-items from Special Collections will be displayed 30 minutes before and after the presentation. For further information about the University of Virginia Library please see http://www.library.virginia.edu/ .

Monday, April 23, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium of Harrison/Small
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

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Event Organizer

Debra Guy