The Root Recommends: See Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett

The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., interviews the 96-year-old artist in Cambridge, Mass., in a live event.


Join Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and editor-in-chief of The Root, in a rare interview with sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, who is 96 and still creating.

What distinguishes Catlett's career, aside from her longevity, is her ability to focus on the black experience while living outside the United States -- she has lived in Mexico since 1946. Join the discussion Monday, April 18, at 4 p.m. at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at 104 Mount Auburn St., #3R, Cambridge, Mass. The event is free and open to the public.

Previous recommendation: Black Military Exhibit.

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