Sunday, 8/4

Preserving OUR History through Art & Sound – Part 1

Fireside Chat: Learn how Maya Freelon and Dr. Allie Martin, Artists/Scholars in Residence with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative, part of the “Of the People: Widening the Path” initiative at the Library of Congress, use archival materials to create visual narratives and soundscape compositions that capture the beauty and depth of Black life. Moderated by Dr. Kimber Thomas, they will also highlight how they use the Library’s collections to create their projects and how important art and sound are to film and preserving history.

Monday, 8/5

Preserving OUR History through Art & Sound – Part 2

An Interactive Workshop: Join Maya Freelon and Dr. Allie Martin, Artists/Scholars in Residence with the Connecting Communities Digital Initiative, part of the “Of the People: Widening the Path” initiative at the Library of Congress, for interactive art and sound workshops.Experience how Freelon’s mixed-media artworks and Martin’s soundscape compositions center Black life and honor Black communities.