Digital Exhibit

Anthology of Submitted Work

Pomona College

Pitzer College

Claremont Graduate University

Scripps College

Benton Museum of Art

Tselot Aklilu

Institution: Scripps College THE LEGACIES OF MAROON RESISTANCE: BLACK FUGITIVITY AS A PERFORMANCE OF FREEDOM My research investigates how maroons, enslaved Africans who escaped their plantations and established independent communities, have identified flight as an important avenue through which Black folks can move from bondage to liberation. I draw from the works of Saidiya Hartman,…

Benton Museum of Art: Black Artist Exhibition

Institution: Pomona College PERFORMANCE: NIC Kay: pushit!! [an exercise in getting well soon] Drone footage With pushit!! [an exercise in getting well soon], performance artist NIC Kay investigates the possibility of wellness for Black bodies in a system that is not built for Black people to be truly well. The saying “Get well soon!” is a cultural…

Brian Bishop

with Honzo Smilek Institution: Pomona College DIGITAL INTERCONNECTIONS Video performance Last year, Feb 2020, I curated the Black Intersections Conference gallery in collaboration with OBSA. The event was amazing and we created a video and website so the gallery could live on. Where the conference is a setting for discussions on the African Diaspora, the…

Ryan Collins

Institution: Pomona College JAMES BALDWIN: UNCOVERING BLACK QUEER TRUTHS Research presentation The Civil Rights Movement was the summation of grass-roots activism as well as high profile demonstrations to form a complex tapestry of resistance to white supremacy. Activism of this caliber was possible through the work of several activists, theorists, and authors; often these activists…

Cherise Higgins

Institution: Pomona College TO BE CONTINUED… Video Performance Fade Away is a sneak preview of Cherise Michelle’s Senior Thesis. Cherise has been diligently working on Fingerprint, a soothing yet soulful E.P. that fuses Black vernacular techniques with themes of love, religion, and pain. While the listening party is set for April 16th, her single “Honey”…

Suzette Love, MPA, MEd

with Ulf Lindstrom, Erik Hagstrom and Erik Anderson Institution: Claremont Graduate University (doctoral student and alumna) BLACK MAGIC SOLILOQUY Music and video performance The work I am presenting is a spoken-word piece entitled Black Magic Soliloquy. It is laced with an original jazz-inspired musical track. It was written to pay tribute to the power and…

Quentin Jenkins

Institution: Pitzer College FROM DIVERSITY TO INCLUSION, A CRITICAL RACE ANALYSIS OF INSTITUTIONAL INCLUSIVITY: HOW HAVE PWIs BEEN AT PROMOTING DIVERSITY & BEING INCLUSIVE TOWARDS BLACK & LATINX STUDENTS? Power point presentation and research paper ​Most students of color that attend predominantly white institutions (PWI) are usually from urban neighborhoods or under-represented neighborhoods on these…

Fred Zucule

Institution: Pomona College PORTRAIT OF RAMA MBUTHIA AMANDLA Video Performance LOOKING FOR ROTIMI Visualizer QUEERNESS IS FREEDOM Digital Art AWETHU Digital Art LOOK Digital Art I was concerned with Black Queer migration. The borders that queer folks travel across in the pursuit of home, of places where one can extend and express desire, joy, contentment.…

Mouminatou Thiau

Institution: Scripps College MADE COMPLETE Series I hoped to show the energy and beauty of God flowing through each of us. For me, I chose to let Jesus into my heart and I came alive. It’s like my spirit has been dancing. It’s intimacy, closeness, with God that makes us complete in such a way.…


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