Lecture: The Bridgeport Cultural Arts Center and the National Black Arts Movement


Friday, November 2
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Professor Yohuru Williams, the University of St. Thomas-Minnesota, will lecture on the history of the Bridgeport Cultural Arts Center and its place in the larger national trends of the black arts and civil rights movements and other socio-political trends in contemporary America. The ABCD Cultural Arts Center was a creative and social hub of Bridgeport in the 1960s and ’70s. The Arts Center occupied a space at the intersection of visual arts and music, and politics and community activism.  Attend the lecture and the exhibition opening for We Are Artists Everyone on the same night!

Thanks to a generous grant from the CT Humanities Council, “We Are Artists Everyone: the Art Center in Action, 1970-1986” will feature an exhibition and public programming that will tell the story of the Art Center. Events start in November, so please check the BHC homepage or the Art Center Facebook Page for details.


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