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  • Carte de visite of Sojourner Truth, 1863; albumen print mounted on cardboard; 4 x 2 1/2 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby.

Past Events

  • Sunday, July 31, 2 PM

    Carte de Visite Workshop

    Create your own personal carte de visite inspired by those on view in Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery

  • Saturday, September 10, 11:30 AM-1 PM & 1-2:30 PM

    The Story of Sojourner Truth

    After a guided viewing of Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery, make collages with artist Kaya Fortune using reproductions of historic photographs, autographs, and stamps from the Civil War period.

    Family Fare

  • Saturday, September 17, 1 PM

    Black Activism and Photography from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

    Join a conversation with UC Berkeley professors Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby (History of Art) and Leigh Raiford (African American Studies) and photographer/photography historian Makeda Best of the California College of the Arts on the uses to which photography has been put in the African American struggle for political change.

    Roundtable Discussion

  • Saturday, September 17, 5 PM

    Sojourner Truth Reading Group: Frank B. Wilderson III

    Join writer, poet, and UC Irvine professor Frank B. Wilderson III for a screening of his 2005 film Reparations . . . Now, followed by a group conversation about the issues raised by the film.

    Programmed by David Brazil

  • Friday, October 7, 7 PM

    Sojourner Truth Reading Group: Regina Mason

    Regina Mason discusses the Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave, the first American fugitive slave memoir, written by her third great-grandfather.

    Programmed by David Brazil