PNCA faculty, painter and muralist Arvie Smith gave a lecture as part of the Community Contact: African American Art in Portland Fall 2010 Lecture Series on December 2, 2010.

Introduction by Joanne Oleksiak, Walls of Heritage Committee. This lecture is sponsored by Portland Community College and by the Walls of Heritage Committee in conjunction with the “Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals” exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society, November 16, 2010–February 13, 2011.

Lecture Acknowledgements
–Joy DeGruy Leary, Ph.D, Post Tramatic Slave Syndrome, Uptone Press, 2005
–Barry Sanders and Francis Adams, Alienable Rights, The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man’s Land, 1519–2000, HarperCollins Publishers, 2003
–Cornell West, The Cornell West Reader, Basic Civitas Books, 1999

Videographer: PC Peri

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