Artist Discussion for Brown II Exhibition


Monday, September 20, 2021, 4:00pm


Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

The artist Tomashi Jackson and Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, will engage in a wide-ranging conversation to mark the opening of Jackson’s new Radcliffe exhibition, Brown II, which explores the challenges of implementing the landmark 1954 US Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. Her work centers on the subsequent 1955 case (referred to as Brown II), which stated that the effort to desegregate schools in the United States was to be undertaken with “all deliberate speed.”

Jackson and Brown-Nagin will consider the Brown II decision, its impact on individual and institutions, and the work that continues today. They will also discuss Jackson’s research in Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and the collaborative conceptual and artistic processes that Jackson pursued in developing the exhibition.

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