saturday, march 24, 2018
crosstown concourse + the hi-tone
n. cleveland street & concourse avenue | memphis, TN
presented by the CSLA
with the africana studies program at Rhodes College
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CROSSTOWN ARTS
Join us for a day of presentations and conversations in celebration of Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life, co-authored by Marcus Anthony Hunter and CSLA Co-Founder Zandria F. Robinson.
From Central District Seattle to Harlem to Holly Springs, Black people have built a dynamic network of cities and towns where Black culture is maintained, created, and defended. But imagine—what if current maps of Black life are wrong? Chocolate Cities offers a refreshing and persuasive rendering of the United States—a “Black map” that more accurately reflects the lived experiences and the future of Black life in America. Drawing on film, fiction, music, and oral history, Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson trace the Black American experience of race, place, and liberation, mapping it from Emancipation to now. As the United States moves toward a majority minority society, Chocolate Cities provides a provocative, broad, and necessary assessment of how racial and ethnic minorities make and change America’s social, economic, and political landscape.
order of events
saturday, MARCH 24, 2018
Please note: Free RSVP guarantees entry to the Chocolate Cities Symposium only.
Tickets to Big Freedia: Live in Concert must be purchased separately from the Hi-Tone.