Wednesday, June 9, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This lecture will put into historical and societal context some of the works on view in Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art. Dr. Canton will discuss the long history and nexus between black art and politics. He will also address the significance of how “an ordinary couple,” Kerry Davis, a letter carrier and his wife, Betty, a television news producer in Atlanta, Georgia, assembled this collection of vivid artworks that are both resonant and remarkably personal.
This lecture is free, but registration is required.
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Dr. David Canton is Director of African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida. He graduated with a B.A. in History from Morehouse College, received his M.A. in Black Studies from The Ohio State University and PhD in history from Temple University. He the author of Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia. The biography examines Alexander’s role in the civil rights struggle in Philadelphia from the New Negro to the Black Power Era.
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