Legacy Russell in conversation with J Wortham


July 8, 2024 6:30PM

McNally Jackson Seaport
4 Fulton St., New York, NY 10038

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In her Creative Capital project Black Meme, Legacy Russell (2021 Awardee), award-winning author of the groundbreaking Glitch Feminism, explores the “meme” as mapped to Black visual culture from 1900 to the present, mining both archival and contemporary media. Russell argues that without the contributions of Black people, digital culture would not exist in its current form. These meditations include the circulation of lynching postcards; why a mother allowed Jet magazine to publish a picture of her dead son, Emmett Till; and how the televised broadcast of protesters in Selma changed the debate on civil rights. Listen to Russell in conversation with J Wortham at McNally Jackson.


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