EVENT: Who Owns Black Data

The Black Beyond Data Ecosystem at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University invites you to attend Who Owns Black Data: Slavery & Data hosted on March 29, 2024 in Baltimore, MD. This historic convening will gather a distinguished group of scholars, librarians, activists and archivists to discuss, elucidate, and provide public answers to the question: who owns and controls the Black historical and cultural record?

A public symposium from 9 am to 5 pm will feature a range of speakers and projects. A Keynote Conversation & Bombazo follows from 6pm to 9 pm, featuring a conversation led by Jennifer Morgan (New York University), Dorothy Berry (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) and Bilphena Yawhon (Archive Liberia), and a bomba workshop and bombazo hosted by Semilla Cultural.

All events are free and open to the public. Live streaming will be available (link TBA). Free tickets are available.

Per the event website, “Please abide by COVID protocols and enjoy our VIRTUAL experience if you are feeling ill or test negative! We will require masks be worn for the duration of all events; masks will be provided if you forget your own.”

The event is sponsored by the Black Beyond Data Ecosystem, the Diaspora Solidarities Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, Morgan State University, the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, the JHU Center for Africana Studies, the JHU School of Medicine and the Center for Medical Humanities, the JHU Program in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies (LACLxS), Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries and Museums, National Historic Publications and Records Commission, NoMüNoMü; African Diaspora Alliance, the New Generation Scholars/Muse360, and Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest.


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This post was produced through a cooperation between Ruth Carpenter, Rachel Hogan, Mimosa Shah, Michelle Speed, Vera Zoricic (Editors-at-large for the week), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Pamella Lach (Editors for the week), Claudia Berger, Linsey Ford, Hillary Richardson, John Russell, and Rachel Starry (dh+lib Review Editors).

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