Presentations on archival research–based practices that create and uplift missing narratives by Erica Buddington, Nona Faustine, and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers. Followed with a discussion moderated by Sheila McDaniel, administrator, National Gallery of Art.
Erica Buddington, educator, emcee, poet, and cofounder and CEO of the Langston League; writer for the Emmy-nominated Amber Ruffin Show; host of the YouTube series Decolonized; Brave New Voices slam champion; HBO Def Poet
Nona Faustine, artist, public speaker, and author of White Shoes
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois (2021) and The Age of Phillis (2020); poet, novelist, critic, scholar, and professor of English, University of Oklahoma
Session topic inspired by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s poem “Catalog: Water,” in The Age of Phillis (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2020).