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Online discussion of “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts”
9 Apr 2021 -  On 31 March 2021, the United Nations Outreach Programme on slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, Department of Global Communications, hosted an online discussion about the film, Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts.
The documentary tells the story of artist Bill Traylor. Born into slavery, Traylor lived through the period following emancipation, and witnessed the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.
The discussion considered Traylor’s legacy, and the relationship between art, justice and the legacy of slavery.
Panelists included Ms. Leslie Umberger, art historian and Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Mr. Jeffrey Wolf, film director; Mr. Radcliffe Bailey, contemporary American artist; Dr. Howard O. Robinson, University Archivist, Alabama State University.