Redrawing History: A Library Company Webinar
12:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Weshoyot Alvitre, inked spread of the Lenape creation story in the graphic novel Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga, the Library Company of Philadelphia, 2019.
The Library Company of Philadelphia conducts a web-based symposium on the process, lessons learned, and future of their first graphic novel, Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga. The book and a companion exhibition are products of the Center-funded project Redrawing History, which seeks to re-contextualize 18th-century historic events from the perspective of indigenous communities. In a series of conversations, the project’s scholarly advisors and creative team will offer insights into the project. The webinar’s schedule includes a discussion on the use of pop art to promote historical literacy with author Dr. Lee Francis IV, illustrator Weshoyot Alvitre, and editor Will Fenton, moderated by Bill Adair (most recently, the Center’s director of Exhibitions & Public Interpretation).
Registration is required. Participants may join for any or all of the webinar.