Title

"Black and White Unite": Dr. Margaret Burroughs' Legacy of Art and Social Justice

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

11-2016

Conference Name

National Women’s Studies Association Conference

Conference Location

Montreal

Abstract

This presentation will discuss the life-long efforts of artist-activist Dr. Margaret Burroughs to counter brutal and dehumanizing images of African Americans through anti-racist art and community activism on Chicago’s South Side, including her home in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Her legacy offers particular lessons at a time in which the South Side of Chicago is currently viewed as the most murder-prone location in the country, a far cry from the promised land of the Great Migration of Burroughs’ generation.

Disciplines

English Language and Literature

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