Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 – 1PM on Zoom
Noelle Lorraine Williams lives and works in Newark, NJ. Her work examines the ways African Americans utilize culture to imagine liberation in the United States. Her practice as a curator, artist, and writer is where history, spirituality, culture, and rebellion meet. Her work has been mentioned in the Star-Ledger, New York Times, ArtNews, and other publications.
She serves on the Frederick Douglass Field committee at Rutgers University -Newark. The committee works to commemorate Douglass and the Black abolitionist community that he spoke to whose church was located on the field. Recently, the exhibition she curated “Radical Women” received the Giles Wright Award for significant contributions to African American history in New Jersey. She recently received her Master of Arts in American Studies with a focus on Public Humanities at Rutgers University-Newark.
Williams is currently curating and researching “Black Power! 19th Century: Newark’s First African American Rebellion.” Her website is www.noellelorrainewilliams.com and you can follow her on Instagram at black_abolitionists_newark.
Q&A with PNJ is a project of Preservation New Jersey that seeks to highlight voices across New Jersey’s historic preservation community and bring their knowledge and expertise on a wide variety of historic preservation topics to the public. Q&A with PNJ will initially take place online, and run approximately one-hour. The session will start with a quick networking round (5-10 minutes) where all attendees will share their name and if applicable, affiliation. The session will end with 15 minutes of Q&A from the Audience.