For this special TSA News Conversation, member Precious Lovell spoke with Dr. Jonathan M. Square. A historian, Dr. Square’s work redefines the American textile narrative and explores the importance of fashion and textiles as a way of both self and political expression for people of the African Diaspora. In this conversation, he discusses the inspiration and importance of his platforms Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom and Rendering Revolutions as well as his recent project examining the livery of enslaved men made by the iconic Brooks Brothers label.
Additional Links to Follow Dr. Jonathan Square:
Dr. Square’s Presentation “A Stain on an All-American Brand: How Brooks Brothers Once Clothed Slaves” given for the Maryland Center for History and Culture
Dr. Square’s Website: https://www.jonathansquare.com/