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Wed, Jul 10


Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe

An Evening with Afrofuturists at Sankofa Books

Join us Wednesday, July 10, at Sankofa for a discussion with the authors of "The Graphic History of Hip Hop", Tim Fielder and Walt Greason. Hosted by William Jones

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An Evening with Afrofuturists at Sankofa Books
An Evening with Afrofuturists at Sankofa Books

Time & Location

Jul 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

About the Authors 

Tim Fielder is an Illustrator, concept designer, cartoonist, and animator born in Tupelo, Mississippi, and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He has a lifelong love of Visual Afrofuturism, Pulp entertainment, and action films. He holds other Afrofuturists such as Samuel R Delany, Octavia Butler, Pedro Bell, and Overton Loyd as major influences.  He is known for the graphic novel, INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale, published by HarperCollins Amistad in 2021 and the Glyph Award winning ‘Matty’s Rocket’.

Dr. Walter Greason, Ph.D., DeWitt Wallace Professor in the Department of History at Macalester College is the preeminent historian of Afrofuturism, the Black Speculative Arts, and digital economies in the world today. Named one of “Today’s Black History Makers” by The Philadelphia Daily News, Dr. Greason has written more than one hundred academic articles and essays. His work has appeared on Huffington PostNational Public Radio, and The Atlantic among other popular, professional and scholarly journals. He is also the author, editor, and contributor to eighteen books, including Suburban Erasure, The Land Speaks, Cities Imagined, Illmatic Consequences, and The Black Reparations Project.

About the Host

William Jones is the founder of Afrofuturism Network, a historian, educator and self-described "comic book geek." William Jones is the author of, “The Ex-Con, Voodoo Priest, Goddess, and the African King”, which is an analysis of black comic book heroes.  He frequently speaks about the history of black people in America, the image of black people in various forms of media, pop culture on various college campuses and at conferences both nationally and abroad.  Afrofuturism Network seeks to support the ever-growing community of black writers, artists, and thinkers in the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, comic books and film. AFN analyzes the contributions and portrayal of black characters in these mediums. AFN examines the role and place of black people in the past, present and future and serves as a hub for black creativity and thought.   William is also the creator and host of, "Into the Afroverse" a weekly radio show out of the DC area (WOL 1450 AM/ 95.9 FM).  William is also the creator and host of the "An Evening with Afrofuturists" events held across the DMV area.

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