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This event takes place at the Historic Stagville Plantation, 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, NC 27712.

Stagville: Living History is a collaboration between local youth organization Blackspace, photographer Phyllis B. Dooney and Historic Stagville. This one-night event will take place in Horton Grove, a historic site with the former quarters of enslaved people on Stagville Plantation. The site will be enlivened with projections of Dooney’s contemporary portraits of descendants of Stagville’s enslaved population from her project The Vertigo of Time. The evening presentation will begin with talks by Phyllis B. Dooney and Stagville representative Vera Cecelski. Five of Blackspace’s spoken word poets will deliver original spoken word pieces—each based on a recorded interview of a photographed descendant that Dooney collected in the field. Phyllis B. Dooney earned a Programming Innovations For CLICK! grant in 2018 for this project. Her work is part of Across County Lines at the Nasher Museum.

Event Details

Friday, October 12, 2018
5–7 PM
Blackspace, Phyllis B. Dooney, Stagville
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States