Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Amistad Murals at Talladega College

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October 3, 2013


Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Amistad Murals at Talladega College

This one-day symposium will focus on the work of Hale Aspacio Woodruff (1900-1980), and is being held in conjunction with the Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College exhibition, currently on display at NYU's 80WSE Galleries. Presenters will include art historians, historians, curators, and other leading scholars together exploring Hale Woodruff's art and its significance.

Billy C. Hawkins, President, Talladega College will give opening remarks at the symposium.  To register, please go to http://graduate.tisch.nyu.edu/object/HaleWoodruff.html

WHEN:   8:00 a.m. (EST) Friday, October 4, 2013
Kimmel Center, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012



About Talladega College
The oldest private Historically Black College in Alabama, Talladega College was founded in 1867 by two former slaves, William Savery and Thomas Tarrant.  The College has an aggressive tradition of bringing the world to Talladega.  Home of the Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the murals are on a nationwide tour where it is estimated to be seen by over a half million people and has received rave reviews from the New York Times.  For more information, visit www.talladega.edu.