Renowned Journalism Professor discusses critical African American history collection and how to access and create self-curated exhibitions.

Images from the Bradley Center Collection are featured in the current exhibit at CSUN. (Courtesy photo)

Our Authors Study Club welcomes Dr. José Luis Benavides, journalism professor and director of the Tom and Ethel Bradley Center at California State University Northridge, as the guest speaker for the monthly Online Member and Community Webinar on Wednesday, May 15, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Dr. José Luis Benavides brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in preserving the visual history of ethnic minority communities.  At this event, attendees have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Tom and Ethel Bradley Center, the collection and how to use them in their research and programs or for self-curated exhibitions.

According to Lura Daniels-Ball, OASC president, “We are thrilled to have Dr. José Luis Benavides join us for our upcoming webinar. His expertise in journalism and visual history aligns perfectly with our mission to celebrate and preserve and make accessible the heritage of African Americans and the African diaspora.”

In the future, Our Authors Study Club plans to continue hosting engaging webinars, events, and initiatives that further promote Black history and culture. OASC aims to create lasting connections and inspire a deeper appreciation for African American contributions to the world.

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