Invisible Woman

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) American writer, feminist and civil rights activist. The child of an African American soldier and a white German woman, author Ika Hügel-Marshall took inspiration from her friend and mentor Audre Lorde. Hügel-Marshall read selections from her autobiography Invisible Woman; Growing Up Black in Germany during a program devoted to exploring Lorde’s cultural […]

Gordon Parks: A Renaissance Man

On May 16, 2009, the Block hosted a panel discussion about Gordon Parks’s influence on photography and film. Participants included Bob Black, cofounder and vice president of the Chicago Association of African American Photographers; Philip Brookman, director of curatorial affairs, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Darlene Clark Hine, chair and professor, Department of African […]