The Mosaic Literary Conference: Black Documents will explore historical and contemporary presentations of black identity in literature, media, and photography; and how self-affirming imagery and text can counter negative stereotypes. To this end, the conference will also present photography exhibits Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents and Black Documents: Freedom.

Jamel Shabazz: A Lesson Plan
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Laundromat Project • 920 Kelly St • Bronx, NYC
Community workshop

Mosaic Literary Conference: Black Documents
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Bronx Museum of the Arts • 1040 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC
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Black Documents Opening Reception
November 16, 2017, 6-9pm
Andrew Freedman Home • 1125 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC

Jamel Shabazz: Black Documents
November 16 to December 9, 2017
Andrew Freedman Home • 1125 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC

Black Documents: Freedom
November 16 to December 9, 2017
Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Lola Flash, Danny Ramon Peralta, Edwin Torres, and Michael Young
Andrew Freedman Home • 1125 Grand Concourse • Bronx, NYC

The Mosaic Literary Conference is an annual grassroots event and a great opportunity for the community, educators, students, program administrators, and parents to learn ways to integrate books and reading into the lives of teenagers. MLC offers a mix of informative programs and creative workshops to engage young minds, strengthen literacy, and develop education strategies.


This event is made possible with donations and public funds from Humanities New York, Citizens Committee for New York City, Andrew Freedman Home, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Additional support has been provided by community partners, BxArts Factory, The Center for Black Literature, The Laundromat Project, The Roew, WideVision Photography, and Word Up Bookstore.