Posts tagged Philadelphia
Episode 012: In Pursuit of the Confederate Truce Flag with Artist Sonya Clark

The Confederate Truce Flag is a little known piece of Americana. It was flown as a white flag of surrender and delivered to the Appomattox Court House, Virginia in April 1865. Though a piece of it is owned by Smithsonian, as a historical artifact or icon it has never attained the same prominence as the Confederate Battle Flag. Artist Sonya Clark wants to change that through her new exhibition Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know at Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum.

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Episode 009: "There’s a Spirit in Everything” with Scholars Salamishah Tillet and Grace Sanders Johnson Live from the Free Library of Philadelphia

Recorded live from the Free Library of Philadelphia as a part of the 2019 One Book One Philadelphia festival, this episode features two brilliant scholar-artist-activists: Salamishah Tillet and Grace Sanders Johnson. Together with host Paul Farber, they spoke about how they approach memory in their works, what kind of archives and artworks haunt and/or inspire them, and how history lives in the present.

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