Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union - A Symposium

3 cartoon drawings showing stereotypical images of american indians and african americans
Date & Time
Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
No Registration Required
About this Event

As early Americans sought to define their identity in a new country, race became a major fixation. Tarzan and Jane, Tonto and the Lone Ranger, Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima—these and other stereotypes about Native American, African, and African American people have long been part of the American scene. Join us for a lively evening as noted scholars, writers, and critics discuss the ongoing presence of such stereotypes and the barriers these stereotypes pose to the advancement of American culture. A reception in the museum’s Potomac Atrium follows the symposium. From Tarzan to Tonto is cosponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, National Museum of the American Indian and National Museum of African American History and Culture. This program is generously supported by Accenture. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. The event will be webcast liveProgram agenda For further information, please contact NMAI-SSP@si.edu

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