Polk’s America | Dr. Tiffany Momon & Victoria Hensley

Dr. Tiffany Momon & Victoria Hensley | Black Craftspeople Digital Archive

Watercolor of abolitionist James Forten (1766-1842) believed to have been painted during his lifetime. Image: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

April 27, 2021 | 7PM Central

“The Black Craftspeople Digital Archive seeks to enhance what we know about black craftspeople by telling both a spatial story and a historically informed story that highlights the lives of black craftspeople and the objects they produced.” -blackcraftspeople.org
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Tiffany Momon and Victoria Hensley of the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive, a nationally-celebrated project changing the face of decorative arts and material culture scholarship today.
The presenters will introduce the Tennessee phase of the project, which officially launches this Spring. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Don’t miss the kick-off of a fantastic new season of Polk’s America!

This edition of Polk’s America will be presented virtually, with a live Q&A component after the lecture.

Dr. TIFFANY MOMON, BCDA Founder and Director

Momon is a public historian and Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Mellon Fellow at Sewanee, The University of the South. Her work focuses on exploring African American placemaking throughout the southeast, documenting cemeteries, churches, schools, and lodges.

VICTORIA HENSLEY, Research and Programs Manager

Hensley is a PhD candidate in Middle Tennessee State University’s Public History Program. She also serves as a graduate research assistant for the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation, working on various urban-based projects across Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alabama. Her research analyzes the relationship between housing discrimination and gentrification in Nashville and the New South.

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