Racing the Family Narrative

Black German Family Photography and the Stories Pictures (Won’t) Tell Thursday, March 28, 2013 

Althouse 106   at 5pm 

Presented by Tina Campt: Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of African Studies Program, Barnard College–Columbia University 

What historical ‘truths’ can we read in the visual archive of the African Diaspora in Germany? What narratives of nation, place and belonging do family photographs tell? What narratives do they challenge, dislodge or retell? This presentation uses family photography of Black Germans in the early twentieth century to tell an alternate narrative of race, nation, and diaspora. 

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