Windham-Campbell Festival: Richard Wright’s African Photographs
All festival events are free and open to the public. Audience members must be vaccinated and boosted and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks will be required at most indoor events.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Room 38-39
121 Wall StreetNew Haven, CT 06511
Tsitsi Dangarembga and Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Ernest Mitchell discuss the hundreds of black and white photographs Richard Wright took in 1953 during a ten-week visit to West Africa to research his book Black Power (1954), an account of the Gold Coast’s transition to the independent nation of Ghana.