By Color of Their Skin...Community Lecture

By the Color of Their Skin: The Psychology of Beauty in the African Diaspora
Community Lecture Part 1

In collaboration with Georgia State University the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host By the Color of Their Skin: The Psychology of Beauty in the African Diaspora, a community lecture series facilitated by Georgia State University Assistant Professor Dr. Kelly M. Lewis.

Dr. Lewis will explore the historical and contemporary evolution of beauty in the African Diaspora focusing on issues around racial skin color and its impact on the health and psychological well-being of Africans and populations of color throughout the African Diaspora.

Something a little different from our norm to see the level of interest.

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  • Jonathan B.

    good lecture

    January 13, 2013

  • Stacey M.

    I came parking was horrible..maybe next time....I was late...maybe next time...I look forward to the post!

    January 12, 2013

  • KS

    I wish I knew parking was free before I paid.

    January 12, 2013

  • Anna T.

    Had a blow out on the expressway, going to be late , sheesh , really didn't want to miss a thing : (

    January 12, 2013

  • Jonathan B.

    kids ok

    January 11, 2013

    • Janelle T.

      Thx....make that 15 and 10

      January 12, 2013

    • Stacey M.

      5 minutes away...I just saw this

      January 12, 2013

  • Janelle T.

    Can kids come? Well they're not really kids, two boys 14 and 10.

    January 11, 2013

  • Debi

    If you have an opportunity to view "Skin" a documentary on snagfilms. It a free site. Please view this. There's a segment that deals with our African sisters views on their skin color. It is SHOCKING.

    January 7, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Oh, I long for the days of afros and "I'm Black and I'm proud"! We were in a revolution back then. That's when we began to address others as "sister" and "brother". We were proud of dark skin, kinky hair, thick lips... The differences in our skin color was becoming oblivious. What happened? Black women have gotten lost in the looks of Hollywood - fake hair, fake eye color, fake nails... Where is the pride for our NATURAL beauty??????? I'm Black and I'm proud!!!

    I wish the days of self-pride would return.

    1 · January 6, 2013

  • Pat C.

    I hope the discussion addresses self-inflicted racism within our own community regarding the dark skinned vs. lighted skinned...

    January 4, 2013

  • Lovie H.

    Looking forward to the energy of the group and the knowledge Dr. Lewis will share with us about "racial skin color" during this lecture series.

    January 2, 2013

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