Afro-Futurism

Envisioning the Year 2070 and Beyond
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Afro-Futurism:  Envisioning the Year 2070 and Beyond uses art to create a future for us to aspire to.  It comes from an African American perspective.  Runaway slave and heroine Harriet Tubman once said, "I freed a thousand slaves; I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."  

Over 100 years later, writer James Baldwin praised Black revolutionaries for daring to break down barriers.  He wrote in a 1970 letter to activist Angela Davis:  "The enormous revolution in black consciousness which has occurred in your generation, my dear sister, means the beginning or the end of America. Some of us, white and Black, know how great a price has been paid to bring into existence a new consciousness, a new people, an unprecedented nation." 

What will be the Black consciousness in the year 2070, one hundred years after James Baldwin's letter?  

Curated by  Kheven LaGrone

Contributing Artist:

James Phillip Anderson

Nyame O. Brown

James M. Kennedy

Ajuan Mance

Karen Oyekanmi

Sara Marie Prada

Michael Ross

Malik Senefru

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Related Event: In commemoration of Juneteenth, an artists reception/talk will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 2 PM

These cultural events are free and open to the public. Check out all of our Black History Month programs and share your own thoughts on race at Race in the Public Eye.

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
African Musical Instrument Workshop
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:00 am
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Jazz Performance by Six Roses
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 1:30 pm
Portola, Portola Meeting Room

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Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
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Main Library, African American Center
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