Beyond the Barbershop: Conversations About Black Masculinity

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Auburn Avenue Research Library

101 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Black men juggle family, work, health and wellness, finances and so much more every day. Additionally, they have to deal with the weight of managing a life while being a Black man in America. As we celebrate Black Men with our Dandy Lion exhibition, we wanted to take a moment to gather Black Men around the subject of Black manhood.

We called on an old friend, Marc Bamuthi Joseph to help us frame the conversation. Marc Bamuthi Joseph is an artist and graduate of Morehouse College. He is currently the Vice President and Artistic Director of Social Impact at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Marc will lead a dynamic panel discussion and conversation with Black men about what it means to be Black and Male in contemporary American society. In addition, Marc will perform an excerpt from his award winning work, Word Becomes Flesh, which was based on a series of letters he wrote to his unborn son and screen a short from his most recent work, The Just and The Blind, which premiered at Carnegie Hall in early March.

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