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Art Exhibit Explores What Blackness Looks Like

February 1, 2013

One Drop:Fact, Fiction or Fate

On February 4, 2013, Africana Studies and the Office of Equality and Diversity will present “(1)NE DROP: Fact, Fiction, or Fate?,” featuring Dr. Yaba Blay, assistant teaching professor of Africana Studies and artistic director of the (1)NE DROP Project (currently being featured in the CNN documentary “Who is Black in America?”).

"(1)NE DROP: Fact, Fiction, or Fate?" is an art exhibit and lecture that will explore what Blackness is and what Blackness looks like. On the whole, the project seeks to raise social awareness and spark community dialogue about the complexities of Blackness as both an identity and a lived reality. (1)NE DROP literally explores the “other” faces of Blackness—those who may not immediately be recognized, accepted or embraced as “Black” in our visually racialized society.

This free event will be held in the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (30 S. 33rd Street) and is open to the public. The gallery reception will run from 5:00PM to 5:45PM with a lecture immediately following until 7:00PM. For additional information please contact Jacqueline Rios at If you have a disability and need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Equality and Diversity at 215-571-3839.

The (1)NE DROP art exhibit will be on display at the James E. Marks Intercultural Center from the beginning of February until the middle of March. For more information about this gallery exhibit, please contact Janeile Johnson at