Through film, photography, and performance, the program will illuminate the black communities that call Florida home. Third Horizon, a Miami-based Caribbean artist collective, will curate a selection of Caribbean and Afro-diasporic film shorts followed by conversations with the directors. Photographer Johanne Rahaman will present an LED-installation highlighting the image archives of the BlackFlorida project, a photographic archive of black rural towns and inner cities throughout the state. The Olujimi Dance Theatre, directed by Michelle Grant-Murray, will present a new work on the themes of water and the body. To mark the centennial of the Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing, a commemoration of the song’s lyricist, James Weldon Johnson, will feature poets Simone White, Safiya Sinclair, and Carl Hancock Rux, along with a vocal performance by Alicia Hall Moran.
This program was made possible by the generosity of PNC Arts Alive, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and the Michael Jordan Family.