Windham-Campbell Festival: Richard Wright’s African Photographs

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Tsitsi Dangarembga, Ernest Mitchell
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library BRBL, Room 38-39 See map
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Tsitsi Dangarembga and Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Ernest Mitchell discuss the hundreds of black and white photographs Richard Wright took in 1953 during a ten-week visit to West Africa to research his book Black Power (1954), an account of the Gold Coast’s transition to the independent nation of Ghana.

All festival events are free and open to the public. Audience members must be vaccinated and boosted and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be required at most indoor events.