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Join us for the Fall 2023 Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture featuring Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities and Associate Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard.

Lewis will discuss Vision & Justice: A Civic Curriculum. Released by Vision & Justice and Aperture, the curriculum includes 31 texts on topics ranging from civic space and memorials to the intersections of race, technology, and justice.

The Office of Justice, Equity, & Transformation and Academic Affairs are guiding the Tyrone Maurice Adderley lectures into the next generation. We renew our focus to elevate a platform for artists, scholars, and thinkers identified from the African diaspora to help us live our values in pursuit of a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment.


About Sara Elizabeth Lewis

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis is an art and cultural historian. She is an associate professor of history of art and architecture and African and African American studies at Harvard University and the founder of Vision & Justice. Her research focuses on the intersection of visual representation, racial justice, and democracy in the United States from the nineteenth century through the present. Her books and edited volumes include The Rise, translated into seven languages, Carrie Mae Weems, which won the 2021 Photography Network Book Prize, and “Vision & Justice” by Aperture magazine which received the 2017 Infinity Award for Critical Writing and Research from the International Center of Photography. In 2019, Lewis received the Freedom Scholar Award, presented by The Association for the Study of African American Life and History for her body of work and its “direct positive impact on the life of African-Americans.” She was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2022.


To learn more about Sarah Elizabeth Lewis click here.


To learn more about the Tyrone Maurice Adderley Series click here.


The Fall 2023 Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture program is made possible through the collaboration of the Office of Justice, Equity & Transformation, Academic Affairs, Center for Art & Community Partnerships, Photography, and FA2D.

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