This February, the Harry Ransom Center celebrates Black History Month with the display Fugitive Findings: How Artists of Color Survive in the Archives. Fugitive Findings highlights the accomplishments of creators of color, while also acknowledging the diversity of challenges these creators had to overcome to make art and achieve recognition. Featuring the works of Harriet Ann Jacobs, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nella Larsen, James Baldwin, and Adrienne Kennedy, the materials represent the trajectory of African American artistic production, from the Antebellum period to the present.
The display was curated by Diana Leite and UT AMS doctoral student Gaila Sims. You can see the Ransom Center Magazine’s description of the display here.
On view from February 1 to March 29, visitors can see the display in front of the Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room, on the second floor. The display will be on view concurrently with the 18th Annual Sequels Symposium, Fugitive Futures: Graduate Students of Color Un-settling the University (Feb. 28 – Mar. 2).