African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Dr. Henry Grubb

The Maroons: Free People of Color in America 
Maroons were Africans and their descendants in the Americas who formed settlements away from New World chattel slavery. Some had escaped from plantations, but others had always been free, like those born among them in freedom.

Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Dubuque’s Urban Renewal

This noontime presentation will look at the Urban Renewal and its impact on Dubuque Architecture.
This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided.

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Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form.

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Talk with Judy Richardson

Judy Richardson will give a featured talk sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque in conjunction with the Dubuque Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “African American Art in the 20th Century.”

Richardson was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement, working on the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organizing a “freedom school” for young people to work together across racial lines to achieve equal rights for all Americans.

She was associate producer of the seminal PBS series “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Movement,” and with five other SNCC women activists, she edited “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC,” an anthology of memoirs by 52 women civil rights activists.

Location: Roosevelt Middle School
Time: March 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 PM)

Title: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Little-Known Stories of the Civil Rights Movement  

Summary: Ms. Richardson will highlight the stories of the lesser-known people of the civil Rights Movement — the “ordinary” people who were both courageous and strategically brilliant; they were both the foot soldiers and the leaders.  Those like Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker, E.D. Nixon, and Amzie Moore, among others, provided the grounding and the guidance that allowed the Civil Rights Movement to flourish.  These were the leaders who influenced us as young organizers in SNCC, the only national civil rights group founded and run by young people, such as Congressman John Lewis, then SNCC’s Chair.

Event site: https://www.dbqfoundation.org/events/free-talk-civil-rights-activist-and-filmmaker-judy-richardson

Gallery Talk: Virginia Mecklenburg

Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Virginia Mecklenburg, will present a gallery talk on the “African American Art In The 20th Century” exhibition that she curated.

African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Dr. Mary Gitau

Speaker Dr. Mary Gitau, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Clarke University, presents a talk on “Hidden Figures” and the individuals that inspired the film.

“Hidden Figures” is based on a true story of three female African American Mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. They faced discrimination and institutional racism as they tried to build a career in a male-dominated workplace. Regardless, they were some of the brains behind one of the greatest operation in history—the launch of astronaut, John Glenn into the orbit.

Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

ArchiTREK Lunch & Learn: Four Mounds and Gentlemen Farms

This noontime presentation will look at the Four Mounds campus and the architecture of Gentlemen’s Farms.
This event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring a sack lunch as lunch will not be provided.

Register Online.

Call the Museum at 563-557-1851 if you have any questions, or if you are unable to use the online form.

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African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Anthony Allen

A Brief History of Civil Rights
African-Americans and whites were the founders of the NAACP in 1909. The presentation addresses the history of the organization including contemporary social concerns related to economics, education, education, health, public safety and criminal justice, and voting rights.

Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Feel free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.

Colored Frames – A Visual Art Documentary Screening

In connection with the African American Art in the 20th Century exhibition from the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DuMA will be screening the visual art documentary Colored Frames.

Colored Frames is a 2007 documentary film taking a look at the role of fine art in the Civil Rights Movement, as well as the legacy of discrimination in the art community both historically and contemporary. The documentary is a showcase of a wide variety of works primarily by African-American artists, and a discussion of modern sociopolitical topics focused on race, gender, and class. Running time: 60 minutes

Warning: Mature Language. Free.

African American Art: Lunch & Learn with Tom LoGuidice

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Iowa: A Message for Today 
A history about the October 1962 Iowa visit told from the perspectives of a family that greeted Dr. King upon his arrival, the President of Coe College, and the minister at Cornell College and excerpts from the lecture/sermon Dr. King presented.

Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.