Cultural critic and historian Tanisha C. Ford unpacks how women employed fashion to express black pride in the civil rights era. This interactive program will center on a two-piece garment designed by Chicago-based artist Jae Jarrell titled Urban Wall Suit, (1969). Ford is an associate professor of Africana Studies and History at the University of Delaware and a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She has appeared on CBS News to comment on popular cultural phenomena, including Childish Gambino’s music video for “This Is America.” Her latest book is Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul.