Posted on March 10, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Professional photographer, filmmaker, advocate and educator Carlton Mackey will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Gallery Theatre on the campus of Bucknell University.

His talk will focus on employing the life and legacy of African-American poet, playwright, author and activist James Baldwin, as a way to consider the questions surrounding the intersections of African-American art, activism and aesthetics. He will also discuss his personal sense of the ways that African-American artists engage questions of aesthetic excellence and concerns about social justice.

Mackey is the director of the ethics & the arts program and assistant director of the D. Abbott Turner Program in Ethics & Servant Leadership at Emory University. He was recently recognized for his project "50 Shades of Black," which explored the intersection and complexities of skin color, sexuality and black identity using multiple forms of artistry such as essays, poems, photographs, personal narratives and paintings. A graduate of Tuskegee University, he earned a master's of divinity degree at the Candler School of Theology at Emory.

His talk is part of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender spring 2016 series.



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