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Outlines of Color Episode 1 – State of the Nation: The Turn of the 20th Century

Installation view Theaster Gates: Lights of Progress. Image credit: Jessica Smolinski

In the first episode of Outlines of Color, Narrator Aaron Johnson recounts the world view of the Black community at the turn of the 20th century. Listen as the dominant narrative, steeped in racism and backed by false, scientific beliefs, became a driving force for W.E.B. Du Bois’ attempt to change the views of American and European scholars.

Presented by The Narrative Project and Artspace New Haven.