Visualizing Equality: Photography, Visual Culture and the Black Freedom Struggle

The Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass Lecture Series presents a program on the power of photography and visual culture in the Black freedom struggle between the 19th century and the present.

Speakers include Dr. Aston Gonzalez, author of "Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the 19th Century;" Professor Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Assistant Professor in the College of Art and Design at RIT and co-author (with Ward LaCharles and Lyle Ashton Harris) of "Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I’ll Believe I’ll Run On" (Yale University Press, 2022); and Erica Mock, Executive Director of The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives in Rochester.

The program is free and open to the public.

Interpreters provided upon request, subject to availability. If you need an interpreter, we appreciate you making your request 2 weeks before the event. To make a request please visit:

Richard Newman
Event Snapshot
When and Where
February 01, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room/Location: Auditorium

Open to the Public

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