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African American Exhibit created by Earl Braggs

Earl S. Braggs, UC Foundation Professor of English, displayed an African American Exhibit that focused on the achievements and tribulations of African Americans in the arts, history, literature, science, entertainment and sports.

The exhibition explored the complexities of being and not being an African American in American society.

“A simple walk through the exhibit should give one a profound glimpse into the nature of being on either side of the ‘line’ that separates man from man,” according to Dr. Verbie Prevost, acting head of the Department of English.

Braggs’ exhibit included collage art celebrating the lives of musicians, activists, writers, visionaries, and athletes accompanied by examples of their work.  A portrait of Braggs greeted visitors at the door of the exhibit, which was housed in the Lookout Mountain Room of the UC.

Braggs teaches creative writing, poetry, African-American literature, and Russian literature.

February 18, 2005

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