FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward County Library presents Art as Activism: A Conversation with Emory Douglas. Meet artist and cultural icon Emory Douglas from 6 to 7:30PM on Thursday, April 20 at the African American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282.
Emory Douglas was involved politically with the Black Resistance Movement ﬁrst as the Black Panther Party’s Revolutionary Artist, and subsequently, their Minister of Culture, from February 1967 until the early 1980s. Douglas’ work consistently appeared on the front and back pages of the Black Panther newspaper during his association with them.
"Black Resistance" is the theme for Black History Month, established by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Douglas’ talk accompanies walls turned sideways are bridges: narratives of necessity, an AARLCC exhibition curated by Marie Vickles and william cordova, on display through May 27, 2023.
The exhibition examines and illuminates the social phenomenon of "Black Resistance" through images and objects, such as documentary photos and ephemera in the form of foreign books, pamphlets, vintage buttons, pins, historical mainstream newspapers, flyers, tshirts, vinyl records and posters. Douglas’ graphics are among the art on display.
Douglas’ work has been seen in magazines such as Art in America, PRINT and American Legacy. Black Panther, The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, a comprehensive collection of Douglas’s graphics from the 1960s and 1970s, was published in 2007.
Admission is free and registration is requested. For additional information on the event and other free public programs, contact Sheena Sewell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-357-5979.