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The Democratic Lens Scholar Lectures

November 19, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


Photography is a powerful communication tool, and photos and image distribution platforms have evolved to become accessible tools for everyday people to share and influence ideas about the nation’s past, present, and future. Join us online and in person on Nov. 19 with Dr. Makeda Best and Dr. Leigh Raiford as they consider the social and political impact of photographs.

• Photography, Ecology, Democracy with Dr. Makeda Best, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Oakland Museum of California
• “Deep Into What I’m Seeing”: Photography and the Making and Unmaking of Black Citizenship with Dr. Leigh Raiford, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

WHEN • Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM MT
WHERE • Livestream and in person at the NM History Museum – 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
HOW • Free and Public

Image © Ted Polumbaum. “Group of volunteers sing “We Shall Overcome” before beginning the journey from Oxford, Ohio, to Mississippi during Freedom Summer. 1964.” Courtesy of Freedom Forum. Featured in Dr. Leigh Raiford’s interview “How Civil Rights Photos Have Been Used and Remembered” for The Democratic Lens.

Learn more about the Scholar Lectures online – www.thedemocraticlens.org


November 19, 2023
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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