University at Buffalo
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Huffington Post Profiles UB Department of Art Professor John Jennings

January 4, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Portrait of Professor John Jennings

As a diversity of voices sounds anew to effect change — and as movements coalesce around related causes — it’s worth remembering one essential from the realm of artistic commentary: Black cartoonists need to be a prominent part of our ongoing national conversation, says Michael Cavna of The Washington Post. There is one artistic voice that stands out above the rest as pivotal to the national conversation around race, identity and social justice. That is the voice of John Jennings, visual artist pioneer and author.

– Sheena Howard, “Black Art: Why The Artistic Commentary of John Jennings Is So Important“,
Huffington Post, December 30th, 2015

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