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Community and Memory: The Bullard Photographs

October 29, 2017 @
4:00 p.m.
Eastern Time
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10-29-17 Community and Memory
William Bullard, Susie Idella Morris and Harry Clinton Morris, ca. 1901, archival inkjet print 2016, Worcester Art Museum

Recently discovered historical images by Worcester photographer William Bullard spark numerous questions about community, its meaning, and how we remember it. The site of most of Bullard’s photographs of people of color—the vital, diverse Beaver Brook neighborhood in Worcester—now largely consists of empty lots. How does loss of place impact the memory of a community? What are the implications to an entire city, such as Worcester, when the histories of individual neighborhoods are overlooked?

Cheryll Toney Holley (Sinks’ and historian of the Nipmuc Nation and Hassanamisco Band of Nipmuc Indians) and Janette Thomas Greenwood, Professor of History at Clark University, will preface the discussion by showing how the Bullard photographs can help us reconstruct this neighborhood, its families, and their stories, suggesting lessons we can learn about community and memory today.

Co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities and the Department of History at Clark University

Date: October 29, 2017
Time: 4pm


October 29, 2017
4:00 p.m.