Jibade-Khalil Huffman

JIBADE-KHALIL HUFFMAN, Brooklyn, New York, will travel to Chicago, Illinois; Jackson and Money, Mississippi; and St. Petersburg, Florida, to research the lives and deaths of Emmett Till and Tyrone Lewis. He will investigate the subject of race and violence in America through these two disparate and specific cases. Tills death in 1955 and Lewiss death in 1996 serve as historical and contemporary markers for Huffmans interest in the spectre of death haunting black men in America. His desire is to create a written and visual work honoring the complexity of the perpetual struggle for civil rights.

About this grant

Year
2010
Discipline
Literature
Grant Program
Travel and Study
Location
New York City

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