“My family was like don’t stir the white people up…be good and just be invisible.”
Recorded June 6, 2017
Recorded on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Visual artists, Beau McCall and Cheryl R. Riley discuss the intersections of race and class on topics such as education, pop culture, art, food, health, the criminal justice system, and more. About "The Conversation" Who gets to have a seat at the table in America? It’s a question Langston Hughes addressed in his poem, “I, Too.” Now 50 years later since the transition of Hughes, visual artist, Beau McCall presents, "The Conversation." Join McCall, at his button embellished dining room table, in The Langston Hughes House, for an oral history recording of what it means to be an American. In partnership with StoryCorps, the recordings will be archived at the Library of Congress and/or the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Curated by Souleo, and presented in in conjunction with "Uptown," a new triennial surveying the work of artists who live or practice north of 99th Street, an initiative of the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University’s new Lenfest Center for the Arts.