Dean’s Lecture Series: Critical Conversations on Black History: President Holloway

Currency: Race and the Circulation of the American Ideal

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Currency is a reflection upon the rhetorical value of the American Ideal and what that ideal looks like when viewed through a racial prism. A close reading of three objects—a Revolutionary War-era headstone, a mid-twentieth century coin, and the 21st century U.S. passport—affirms Ralph Ellison’s poignant assertions about racial invisibility and offers a cutting assessment of the costs associated with the circulation of the transcendent national ideal.


Thursday, October 22, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Industry & Academic Experts