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The Black Doll Symposium | Featuring Betye Saar

Hosted by the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University, The Black Doll Symposium is a virtual, interdisciplinary conference convened to celebrate and discuss the exciting and varied topic of black dolls. We are thrilled to invite everyone in the diverse community of collectors, curators, dollmakers, scholars, and advocates of Black dolls to join us for two days of roundtable discussions, film screenings and audience Q&A sessions.

The Symposium will commence with a special welcome message from Betye Saar—internationally acclaimed artist, doll collector, and author of the recently published Black Doll Blues. More information about the illustrious panelists who will be speaking over the course of the event can be found in the program link by clicking here.

The Symposium is virtual (on Zoom), free, and open to the public, but you must register with Eventbrite by clicking "Reserve a Spot." By registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom event in the days prior to March 15th, 2024. The Zoom link will be the same for both days.