This special event takes a deep dive into the subject
matter of Douglas A. Blackmon’s Pulitzer-Prize- winning book Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. This event will open the 2012 National Black Arts
Festival and will feature a conversation with journalist and award- winning author Douglas A. Blackmon, Georgia visual artist whose work was inspired by the book Robert Claiborne Morris and Producer/Director of the PBS Documentary, Sam Pollard. NBAF has tapped Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist, professor and progressive Cynthia Tucker (tentative) to mediate the conversation. Guest will
enjoy cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres at the opening reception, as the documentary will be running on several screens throughout the gallery. The 30- minute program will begin at 7:30 pm, ending with Q&A, followed by a meet and greet until 8:30 pm. Douglas Blackmon has written extensively about the quandary of race in America for over 20 years. His latest work Slavery by Another Name is a historical expose that presents evidence that slavery in the United States did not end with the Civil War, but continued with the forced labor of imprisoned
African American men and women through the convict lease system used by southern states, local governments, white farmers, and corporations.
Tickets: $50 per person to $500 for Host Committee for ticket information, please call Judy
Hanenkrat at 404.730.6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nbaf.org.
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