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Black History Month: A Doll's-Eyes View of African American History

Date and Time

Monday, February 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • Kirkhof Center » OMA (Office of Multicultural Affairs)


Black History Month Celebration


Join us! Explore your African American Trivia knowledge with this fun and educational exploration of interesting stories from African American history.  Historical Doll, Sculptor/Designer Lena Newton helps to keep African American History alive with an eye for historical detail, with her 3-diminsional Historical figures. Her research begins with an in-depth study of the person, including materials from African American history, magazines and newspapers articles and photography books in the telling of the stories of each doll. “The history prepares me to bring each doll to life. I ask myself, ‘What is extraordinary about this person in history? Is it the eyes, posture, the smile, a look of determination – in spite of the adversity?’ I view each doll as a vehicle in keeping African American History alive in the minds of everyone, telling the story from Slavery to the White House. And I’d like to share them with you.”







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