Marilyn Nance encourages people of all ages to protect and organize their personal archives and to see themselves as designers, producers and owners of information. 

FESTAC 77, the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture in Lagos Nigeria, was the largest cultural event ever held on the African continent.
Attended by more than 17,000 people from over 50 countries, FESTAC 77 was for African American participants (whose members represented a continuum from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement and beyond), a symbolic reversal of the transatlantic slave trade.The FESTAC 77 collection contains negatives, contact sheets, vintage silver gelatin prints, postcards, digital prints, ephemera, correspondence, textiles, CD's, DVD's flash drives and hard drives related to Marilyn Nance's role as the official photographer for the North American Zone of FESTAC 77 in Lagos, Nigeria.
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