Race has always been a central contradiction in American society, and "Colored: Black n' White" gives us crystal clear examples of how the construction of "Whiteness" and "Blackness" did not exclude Filipinos in the U.S. and back home. Having seen this collection of late 19th century political cartoons and magazine covers at Pusod back in the day, I am so glad that veteran activists and scholars Enrique de la Cruz, Jorge Emmanuel, Abe Ignacio and Helen Toribio have pulled together their new book based on the exhibit, The Forbidden Book: The Philippine-American War in Political Cartoons. Check out the reception and the exhibit this weekend at the SF Main Library.
COLORED: Black n' White, The Philippine-American War in American Popular Media, 1896-1907
Saturday, August 14th / 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Opening Lecture with Exhibition Curators: Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove
Reception: Following the program, Main Library, Sixth Floor, Skylight Gallery
The exhibit itself will be on display from August 14 through October 21, 2004 in the Skylight Gallery