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Special Event: Portraying the Ancestors

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Join us for an insightful panel discussion where we delve into the complexities and challenges of portraying enslaved women in historical narratives. Moderated by storyteller and historic interpreter Sheila Arnold, this conversation will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the perspectives, struggles, and triumphs of women who take on the profound responsibility of bringing the stories of enslaved women to life. 


Our panel of esteemed participants will share their unique insights, experiences, and methodologies. From exploring the research process to embodying the lived experiences of enslaved women, our panelists will provide valuable perspectives on the multifaceted nature of historical interpretation and performance. Audience members will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding representation and the ethical considerations involved in portraying marginalized voices. 


Whether you're an actor, historian, or simply intrigued by the intersection of art and history, this panel discussion will offer a rare opportunity to engage with the nuances of portraying the ancestors with sensitivity, authenticity, and respect.  

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Special Event: Portraying the Ancestors

Hennage Auditorium

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