Famed Artists Terry Dixon and Robert Morris to Exhibit at Library

Works Inspired by Douglas Blackmon's 2009 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book

This February, celebrated artists Terry Dixon and Robert Morris will install a mixed-media exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library entitled “Re-enslavement Revisited.”  Inspired by Douglas Blackmon’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, exhibit activities will include lectures by Dixon, Morris and Blackmon.

Eluding Jim by Terry DixonIn a style influenced by African art and culture, the exhibit depicts African-Americans being forced to work for free from 1865 to 1945 through abstract digital images with acrylics, oil pastels and inks. In addition, the exhibit features video interviews of Blackmon discussing how state government and judicial systems worked with major industrial corporations to continue what amounted to slavery.

The exhibit, which runs through February 28, is part of the DC Public Library’s Black History Month celebration. 

Key Dates:

Opening Reception with Terry Dixon and Robert Morris
Mon, February 1st at 6:30 p.m.
Terry Dixon and Robert Morris will talk about their work.

Slide Presentation by Terry Dixon and Robert Morris
Tues, February 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

Douglas Blackmon Author Talk, Book Sale and Book Signing
Tues, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
Books will be available for purchase.

The library’s Black History event schedule is available online.