April 4: Becoming the Beloved Community

By March 30, 2023April 2023

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Join  us for a premiere of the documentary, “Beloved Community Civil Rights Tour,” followed by a performance from the Auburn University Indian Dance Ensemble and a panel discussing “Becoming the Beloved Community: the Clotilda, Truth, Media and Landscapes.”

Panelists will include Darron Patterson, a descendant of Clotilda; Lori Spradley, Auburn University Human Sciences librarian; Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize winner, author and Auburn University alumna; Walter Hood, landscape designer for the International Enslaved African American Museum in Charleston and creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio; and Eric Deggans, media critic for NPR. The panel will be moderated by Joan Harrell, founder of Auburn University Becoming the Beloved Community.

This year’s Becoming the Beloved Community event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and the Africana Studies Program.

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