mem-noir: [mem-nwär] NOUN, A memoir, written in short paragraphs, concerned with being a person of the Black race within the context of a specified subject. Visual art or photographs, especially autobiographical in nature, are often incorporated. "
Carter, Clinton, Trump: A Mem-Noir is an upcoming two-pronged project--a memoir and an interactive, multi-sensory exhibition with augmented-reality--provoking the question “What legacy do U.S. presidents leave Black Americans through their bigotry against the Black race?” by exploring bruises of our nation’s racial history left on Woolford, a Black woman from a planned integrated town, from girlhood to middle age. The book includes an appendix on Black Freedom Visionaries from her hometown of Columbia, Maryland.
In 2020, the Carter, Clinton, Trump: A Mem-Noir book will launch with support from Busboys and Poets, and the exhibition will premiere that October at a show of Woolford's work at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at the Smith Center in Washington, DC.
Carter, Clinton, Trump: A Mem-Noir is supported in part by a Changemaker Challenge Award, sponsored by Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland; a NES Artist Residency in Iceland; and a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. (Thank you to the Maryland State Arts Council's Creativity Grant program! To discover more about MSAC and how they impact Maryland, visit msac.org.)