Author Archives: Noelle Lorraine Williams

About Noelle Lorraine Williams

Noelle Lorraine Williams is an artist whose life's work exemplifies her continued interest in engaging people in conversations using art, history and contemporary culture about spirituality and American identity. Her website is www.noellelorrainewilliams.com

Black Power! 19th Century: Newark’s Black Abolitionists Discovery Grant Proposal

This proposal submitted to the NEH Public Program for a Digital Project for the Public Discovery Grant requests $30,000 support to develop a website for the 2021 exhibition and walking tour Black Power! 19th Century: Newark’s Black Abolitionists. Support will … Continue reading

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19th Century Black Public Sphere and the Visually “Shared Language” of the Public Sphere

In her essay, “Rethinking the Black Public Sphere: An Alternative Vocabulary for Multiple Public Spheres” Catherine R. Squires illuminates the functions of Black public spheres “Thus a Black public is an emergent collective composed of people who (a) engage in … Continue reading

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The Body, Capta and our Digital Emotional Landscapes

In many spiritualties the body is a representative tool. In different cosmologies it is seen as almost a house or a temporary portal for the soul. So in reviewing Johanna Drucker’s proposed map of cholera in her essay “Humanities Approaches … Continue reading

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Visualizing and Defining Brooklyn’s Freedom Fighters for the Community: In Pursuit of Freedom/Brooklyn Abolition

In Pursuit of Freedom/Brooklyn Abolition Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble Project http://pursuitoffreedom.org 2012-2014 White supremacy defanged the word abolitionist in our public history. When most people think of abolitionists they do not think of radicals and … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Newark: Plastic Couches & Loving Work

I love research. I really do.  My idea of happiness is reading, learning something new and posing questions.  The only thing I love more than research is creating opportunities for folks to understand and discuss research or just their ideas … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Newark: Searching for A Black Revolutionary

GOOGLE CULTURE “Just Google it.” Years ago, before my mother started watching Rachel Maddow and Donald Trump was a racist white guy whose name was on one of the worst buffets in Atlantic City, my mom would get upset when … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Newark: For Sale. A BLACK WOMAN

For Sale. A BLACK WOMAN, about 46 years of age, — and without children, re markable smart for her work a good washer and used to all kinds of housework; sold for want of employ. Price 35 pounds. For further … Continue reading

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