Thursday, April 19, 2018
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Among Latin Americanists, Redemption of Ham (Modesto Brocos y Gómez, 1895) is an arrestingly familiar artistic representation of race mixture in Brazil. The appeal of Brocos’ allegorical treatment of the enigmatic Old Testament tale known as the "Curse of Ham" is conventionally framed around the troubled history of racial thought and anti-black racism in post-emancipation Brazil. Paradoxically, Redemption
Thomas E. Skidmore Memorial Lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of History, Africana Studies and the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.