Black Documents: Mosaic Literary Conference

The Black Documents: Mosaic Literary Conference will explore historical and contemporary presentations of black identity in literature, media, and photography; and how self-affirming imagery and text can counter negative stereotypes. To this end, the conference will also present photography exhibits Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents and Black Documents: Freedom.

Black Documents: Mosaic Literary Conference
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Bronx Museum of the Arts • 1040 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC
Free Event

Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents
November 25 to December 15, 2017
Andrew Freedman Home • 1125 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC

Black Documents: Freedom
November 25 to December 15, 2017
Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Lola Flash, Danny Ramon Peralta, Edwin Torres, and Michael Young
Andrew Freedman Home • 1125 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC

Black Documents Opening Reception
November 25, 6-9pm
Andrew Freedman Home • 1125 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC

Artists Talks at the Andrew Freedman Home
November 30, 6-8pm
Legendary photographer Coreen Simpson will be lead a conversation with Black Documents: Freedom photographers
Free Event

December 16, 4-8pm
Jamel Shabazz in conversation with exhibitions curator Laura James, followed by closing reception
Free Event


This event is made possible with donations and public funds from Humanities New York, Citizens Committee for New York City. In-kind support is provided by The Bronx Museum of the Arts and The Andrew Freedman Home.


Additional support has been provided by community partners, BxArts Factory, Bronx Cultural Collective, The Center for Black Literature, En Foco, The Laundromat Project, The Roew, WideVision Photography, and Word Up Bookstore.
funder-logos-(1)The Literary Freedom Project is a member of the Urban Arts Cooperative -supporting artists in underserved communities.


Literary Freedom Project • 557 Grand Concourse PMB 143 • Bronx NY 10451