DPI Chair Dr. Deborah Willis Participates in "Songs of my People" Exhibition at G.W.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017

DPI Chair Dr. Deborah Wilis recently participated in George Washington University's exhibition Songs of my People: 25 Years Later as both artist and panelist

The exhibition, organized by Dr. Imani M. Cheers, revisits the seminal project Songs of My People: African Americans: A Self Portrait, a colaborative book and exhibition created by thousands of African American photographers in the early 1990s. 

Dr. Willis participated in a February 10 panel discussion on the lasting impact of Songs of my People. Other panelists included National Museum of Arifcan American History and Culture Rhea Combs and D. Michael Cheers — an organizer of the original Songs of My People project and father to Dr. Imani Cheers.