Lecture: Understanding Kake Walk through Primary Sources

I gave this talk on September 16, 2010 at the University of Vermont as part of a public event I planned to launch the Kake Walk at UVM digital collection.

I started the evening by promoting the new digital collection Kake Walk at UVM, and I told a history of Kake Walk through items from the UVM Archives.

A curator from the Fleming Museum highlighted pieces of art in their collections which address issues of racial and ethnic stereotypes. Staff from the Center for Cultural Pluralism addressed disturbing incidents of blackface on today’s college campuses.

We then screened Spike Lee’s film Bamboozled. The evening ended with a facilitated discussion among the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in attendance.

Katz, Robin M. “Understanding Kake Walk’s History through Primary Sources.” Public program/film screening: “Kake Walk: the event – Bamboozled: the movie – Blackface: the issue.” University of Vermont. Burlington, VT. September 16, 2010. Lecture.
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