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Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido and Afro-Latino Religion

Mathew Pettway is joined in conversation with panel members from the the Instituto Interdisplinario y Muticultural from the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Rio Piedras on his most recent book, Cuban Literature in the Age of Black Insurrection: Manzano, Plácido, and Afro-Latino Religion. From the perspective of literary archaeology, the author discusses fascinating interpretations on two towering figures in nineteenth century Cuban Literature: Juan Francisco Manzano and Plácido. Joining this discussion is Marta Moreno Vega from Corredor Afro.

Dr. Moreno Vega has been a committed advocate and educational implementer   of cultural multidisciplinary education that was the foundation of her work as the second director of El Museo del Barrio.  Moreno - Vega, developed the project of El Museo, funded by New York State Department of Education from a local project to an internationally recognized Puerto Rican museum.  During her tenure as director the collaboration she negotiated between The Metropolitan Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio developed the first comprehensive history of Puerto Rican Art in the United States and Puerto Rico coordinating the exhibition from the collection of 11 international organizations. 

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm



by Dr. Radut