Ronnick's photo installation on display in Virginia
Professor Michele Ronnick's photo installation, "14 Black Classicists," is on display at Christopher Newport University, in Virginia. The installation was underwritten by the Tidewater Classical Symposium, Christopher Newport University and the Classical Association of Virginia for the Ninth Annual Hampton Roads Latin Day in Newport News, VA, February 2015.
This is the 42nd time that the installation has been shown; other venues include places such as the Seattle Public Library to Princeton, Emory, the University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Georgetown University, Auburn, Cornell, Grinell Colleges to Eckerd College, the University of South Florida and beyond.
The project was funded by two grants Ronnick won from the James Loeb Classical Library Foundation in the Department of the Classics at Harvard University, and has been teaching academic and layman audiences alike about black people who mastered classical languages in the 19th and early 20th century.