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Daughters of the Dust Conference

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Friday, September 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Artist Entry Fee - First Submission
$25 for submitting one image to the Juried Art Show
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Artist Entry Fee - Second through Fifth Submissions
$15 for submitting additional images to the Juried Art Show, up to 5 total
Ended $15.00 $1.82

Event Details

We Carry These Memories Inside of We

Celebrating the 20th Year Anniversary of Daughters of the Dust and the Black Art Aesthetic of Filmmaker Julie Dash

September 16-17, 2011

The College of Charleston's Avery Research Center, Carolina Low Country and Atlantic World (CLAW) Program, and African American Studies Program (ASST), The International African American Museum (IAAM) and the South Carolina Historical Society plan to examine the lessons learned from Daughters of the Dust and its influence in the academy and society. The 20th Year anniversary of Daughters of the Dust provides the space and opportunity to reflect on converging discourses of race, gender, and class and the impact they had on Black women’s lives, identities, and agency at the turn of the 19th century. Furthermore, we hope to give thoughtful consideration to the special place Daughters of the Dust occupies within the academy—as a source of inspiration to African American scholars, students, and artists, an homage to the Black art aesthetic in the post-modern and post-Black arts eras, a creative expression of Black feminist criticism, and the untold story of a rich, but forgotten cultural legacy of our shared American heritage.

The Juried Art Exhibition and Poster Art Competition

Artists are encouraged to examine the central themes of the film including, but not limited to Black female identity and agency, Black love, the Black family, and of course, Gullah-Geechee cultural traditions. The first-place winner of the juried art competition will receive $1000 and his/her piece will be featured as the poster art for the symposium. Additionally, the first place winner will be featured in an exhibition at The Avery Research Center in 2012. There will also be winners in each of the four (4) categories—each of whom will receive $250. Winners will be announced at the opening symposium plenary session.

Have questions about Daughters of the Dust Conference? Contact Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

When & Where

Avery Research Center
125 Bull St
Charleston, SC 29401

Friday, September 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

The Avery Research Center was established to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of African Americans in Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Avery's archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African Diaspora.

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