Event Title

Tracing the African Diaspora through the Arts

Presenter Information

Malaysia Parris

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Art & Letters

Major

Art

Marketing

Location

Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr.Kathryn Ervin

Start Date

5-18-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

In hopes of finding and exploring the presence and influence of the African Diaspora, I embarked on a journey to Costa Rica unlike one I’d ever imagined. With the unfortunate atrocities and confusion from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Pan-African art has been, and continues to be one of the last few, but most important pieces of history left behind. With these pieces and customs, a true and accurate knowledge of cultural identity can both be understood and accepted, ultimately allowing POC (People of Color) to trace their African lineage. This scrapbook is a compilation of my experience through capturing the similarities in art between Central America and Africa.

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May 18th, 11:00 AM May 18th, 12:00 PM

Tracing the African Diaspora through the Arts

Event Center BC

In hopes of finding and exploring the presence and influence of the African Diaspora, I embarked on a journey to Costa Rica unlike one I’d ever imagined. With the unfortunate atrocities and confusion from the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Pan-African art has been, and continues to be one of the last few, but most important pieces of history left behind. With these pieces and customs, a true and accurate knowledge of cultural identity can both be understood and accepted, ultimately allowing POC (People of Color) to trace their African lineage. This scrapbook is a compilation of my experience through capturing the similarities in art between Central America and Africa.