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Design Discourse: Design for Black Power

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 (map)
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Design Discourse: Design for Black Power

In this Design Discourse, we’ll talk about the fight for black equality. From emanicipation to #BlackLivesMatter, this movement has been shaped by design.

Join us as MODA’s Assistant Director, Lisa Babb leads a discussion about role of design in this fight for social justice and human rights.

Milestones to be discussed include:

  • The Abolitionist Movement

  • The Anti-Slavery Medallion

  • The UNIA

  • Product Packaging with racist images like Aunt Jemima and Rastus

  • Sit-ins and Civil Rights signage

  • The Crisis Magazine

  • Design during the Harlem Renaissance

  • Shirley Chisholm's Presidential Campaign

  • Jesse Jackson’s Presidential Campaign

  • The Million Man March

  • Black Lives Matter

This event is free with regular museum admission: $10 / $8 seniors & military / $5 students / Free for MODA members. Seating is limited so please please register in advance.