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The Blues Idiom of Abdul-’Baha With Artist and Activist Masud Olufani, Atlanta, GA
July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Masud Olufani will examine the cultural practices of the African American community associated with the color blue, which is linked to a ‘coolness of being or right moral action’ in West Africa. The conflation of ‘blue’ with the moral imperative to act justly is a dimension of the cultural memory of African Americans, who have referred to the color in music, and art as an attitude of balance and peace of mind in the midst of chaos. This quality, so reflected in the life of Abdu’l Baha, serves as a conceptual basis for the deep connection between Abdu’l Baha and Black people.
Masud is Visiting Artist Fellow, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. 2021-22’ He M is an Atlanta based actor, mixed media artist, and writer whose studio practice is rooted in the discipline of sculpture. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, and The Savannah College of Art and Design where he earned an M.F.A. in sculpture in 2013.
This event is hosted by The Racial Healing-Justice-Unity Bahá’í-inspired Online Series. For more information about the series: RHJU Series contact Cherlynn Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.