12th Black New England Conference set for October | News, Sports, Jobs

DURHAM – The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire and the University of New Hampshire will host the 12th annual Black New England Conference, a two-day event on Oct. 19-20. The theme of this year’s conference is Express Yourself: Identity, Style and Adornment.

The theme focuses on how style – whether expressed through art, music, literature, performance, speech or bodily adornment – operates as a visible and tangible marker of identity and group affiliation.

In exploring the traditions, artistry and social histories that have shaped different forms of African American style, this conference will highlight the historical and present impact of artistic expression on the development of African American identities and cultural production. Presenters also will explore how African American…

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