In collaboration with Georgia State University’s (GSU) African American Studies Department and the Faculty of the African Diaspora (FADA) Organization, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Freedom School, a series of virtual lectures, facilitated by GSU faculty, dedicated to presenting premier Africana academic scholarship and research in an accessible public forum.
Dr. Grace Gipson will present Making Our Stories Visible: Humanizing the Black Experience through Television. This compelling lecture will examine the cultural and socio-political impact of authentic representations of the lived Black experience on television.
Dr. Gipson is a Black future feminist/pop culture scholar whose research explores Black popular culture, digital humanities, representations of race and gender within comic books, Afrofuturism, and race and new media. Her current book project seeks to explore Black female identities as personified in comics and fandom culture.