400 Years: African American Past and Presence

Hysterical Birth by L'Merchie Frazier

Forced Migrations. Deliberate Resistance. Ingenious Survival. Cultural Resilience.

Join us for a moving program to mark the close of the historic 400 year anniversary of the arrival of Africans in America. The program features a stirring exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed artist L’Merchie Frazier, rituals of remembrance led by Sakena Young-Scaggs, PhD and a panel discussion that includes ASU faculty Lois Brown, PhD, Calvin Schermerhorn, PhD and Princess Crump, board president, George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. 

Speakers and Panelists:

  • L'Merchie Frazier - fiber artist and educator; director of education, Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket
  • Lois Brown, PhD - director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; ASU Foundation professor of English, Arizona State University
  • Princess Crump - board president, George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
  • Sakena Young-Scaggs, PhD - honors faculty fellow, Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University
  • Calvin Schermerhorn, PhD - professor of history, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
George Washington Carver Museum Cultural Center
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