On this episode we hear a recording of a lecture by UVa’s Dr. John Edwin Mason, discussing the social, political, and artistic impact of acclaimed African-American photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Gordon Parks. We also talk about what we’re reading.
- Katie read American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
- Abby read The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz (and mentioned his earlier young adult novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
Next, we hear a recording of an event that took place at the Northside Library on Thursday, February 21. Dr. John Edwin Mason, an associate professor with UVa’s Department of History, discusses the social, political, and artistic impact of acclaimed African-American photographer, writer, and filmmaker, Gordon Parks.
Dr. Mason mentions
- Family Photo Day at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
- Upcoming event at the Virginia Festival of the Book
- Rufus Holsinger’s photography
- Books by Gordon Parks
- Gordon Parks’ interpretation of Ellison’s Invisible Man for Life Magazine
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