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Prof. John Jennings in NBC News: Afrofuturism and the Power of Black Imagination…Can You Dig It?

December 7, 2015  by: Admin

Cover of the book 'Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture' by Ytasha L. Womack. Illustrated by John Jennings

Cover of the book ‘Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture’ by Ytasha L. Womack. Illustrated by John Jennings

Professor John Jennings is co-curator of a new exhibit at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem titled UnveilingVisions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination which

“confirms that Afrofuturism is part and parcel of the zeitgeist by adding current trends concerning human and technological obsolescence, time, futurity, and economic and ecological forecasting in order to understand the full picture of what plagues our collective consciousness.”

Lecturing at the annual summer education institute at the Schomburg Center, Jennings stated,

 “Afrofuturism is imagining ourselves in the future, which is pretty audacious for us to think that way seeing how we’re not supposed to have one.”

> Read more from NBCnews.com.

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