Free the New Haven Black Panthers: Exhibit Curator Talk by Kathryn Schmechel ’21
Please join student-curator Kathryn Schechel ’21 for an introduction to her senior essay exhibit, “Free the New Haven Panthers”: The New Haven Nine, Yale, and the May Day 1970 Protests That Brought Them Together.
Kathryn will discuss images and objects she selected for her exhibit from Yale Library collections. Her remarks will be followed by a conversation with her advisors, Crystal Feimster, associate professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies, and James Kessenides, Kaplanoff Librarian for American History. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Yale Library’s senior essay exhibit program provides one rising senior with funding, training and staff support to curate and produce a library exhibit based on the student’s senior essay topic and using materials from library collections.