The first session of McDonogh Voices, History and the Inclusion of New Voices, will take place Thursday, November 18 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. both in person in the Klein Lyceum (register here) and via livestream (Zoom link).
In its inaugural year, the program, developed by McDonogh alumni historians and scholars working in partnership with administrators, staff, and trustees, will focus on the Black experience and feature experts who will discuss the School's history and unique relationship to John McDonogh.
Laying the foundation for the multi-year series with History and the Inclusion of New Voices will be Nadine Knight ’95, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at College of the Holy Cross; Jessica Levy ’04, Assistant Professor of History at Purchase College, SUNY; and Upper School history teacher John Wood. The three panelists will provide an overview of how history is understood and communicated and how various institutions and their disciplines have evolved in their understanding of the stories they tell about people who have been overlooked or deliberately erased.
McDonogh Voices also includes an art component. Currently on display in the Tuttle Gallery through December 15, is a collection of photographs by artist Akea Brionne whose personal work investigates the implications of historical racial and social structures in relation to the development of contemporary black life and identity within America. The gallery is open on school days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See details on the upcoming sessions of McDonogh Voices here.