Arts

“Two Souls, Two Thoughts”: The Art of African American History

February 26, 2016  • Aspen Institute Arts Program

“One ever feels his twoness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.” — W. E. B. Du Bois
The Arts Program was proud to collaborate with the Park Avenue Armory to gather artists, writers, and cultural commentators to share their unique, ongoing, and evolving engagements with African American history. Moderated by writer and podcast host Stacia Brown, participants include vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri, multi-media artist Jasmine Murrell, novelist and playwright Darryl Pinckney, and writer Carl Hancock Rux.