Global Engagements: Asian, African American and Asian American Internationalism and Solidarities, 1918-2018 (Exhibition)
Global Engagements introduces conversations linked in a common global struggle for racial justice and international solidarity.
The dialogues represented in this exhibit are a reminder of forgotten chapters of cultural and political interlocutions by African American, Asian and Asian American writers, poets, musicians, and political activists and their cooperation in the long twentieth century across the color line.
The exhibit introduces conversations linked in a common global struggle for racial justice and international solidarity.
Themes include the conversations of W. E. B. Du Bois with Gandhi in India and Mao in China, Martin Luther King in India, the Black Panthers in China, Asian American student movements in the US, Civil Rights mobilizations by Asian Americans and Indian Dalit (Untouchables), the activism of Angela Davis, Grace Lee Boggs, and Yuri Kochiyama to the San Francisco Third World Student Strikes and the current mobilizations of Asian Americans in Black Lives Matter.
The exhibit is on display from September 28 - October 4, 2023 in the Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, Duke East Campus.
Duke-DKU Collaborative Project, FHI
Curated by Sucheta Mazumdar, History Department. Duke University
Assistant Curator: Colleen Pesci, Arts of the Moving Image Department. Duke University
Curatorial Assistant Alta Zhuyun Zhang, Franklin Gallery @ History
This exhibit and collaborative project are funded by:
Sucheta Mazumdar and Selina Lai Henderson: “Global Engagements” Exhibit, Research Workshop, and Curricular Initiative in Global Humanities @ Duke University and Duke Kunshan University. The Spring 2020 Project is supported by Franklin Humanities Institute and the Office of Global Affairs / Andrew W. Mellon Endowment for Global Studies. Additional support comes from the Humanities Research Center, Duke Kunshan University