The Best, The Brightest, The Dressed

May 11, 2022
36 min
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The Best, The Brightest, The Dressed

The Best, The Brightest, The Dressed

May 11, 2022
36 min
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CATEGORY: Arts
1900, 1987, 2018 - three moments when HBCU fashion culture expanded perceptions of being Black in America. We explore what it meant then—and today. Featuring Darnell Jamal-Lisby, Ceci, Jasmine Guy, Elizabeth Way and Monica Miller.  Syllabus:  The impact of HBCU style has extended beyond the campus, reaching the tv screen and the runway. Guest Darnell-Jamal Lisby takes us on a journey through its history in “Styling the Quad: Fashioning the Legacy of HBCU Culture.”  “Welcome to Homecoming!” celebrates the traditions of Homecoming celebrations at historically Black colleges and universities across the nation. Authored by guest Monica Miller, Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity emphasizes the importance of sartorial style to Black identity formation in the Atlantic diaspora – and tells the story of a very fashionable young W.E.B. DuBois. How does it feel to be groomed as the "solution" to a national Black male "problem"? This is the guiding paradox of Respectable: Politics and Paradox in Making the Morehouse Man , an in-depth examination of graduates of Morehouse College, the nation's only historically Black college for men. “Madras Fabric” details the origins of a style of cotton from India used to great effect in many of the Caribbean islands as the basis for their national costumes and extensively by designers such as Ralph Lauren.  For a transcript of this episode, please visit https://fashionandrace.org/database/ep4-the-best-the-brightest-the-dressed/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices