Afrofuturism: The Origin Story

This hour-long special introduces a movement expressed in literature, music and art, featuring futuristic or science fiction themes incorporating elements of Black history and culture.

“Afrofuturism” may seem like a new term, but the word was coined decades ago to describe an artistic and cultural tradition that has existed before the transatlantic slave trade. So, what exactly does it mean? Join the conversation as a convergence of creative minds from different disciplines and backgrounds come together to share their ideas and their artistry, and to celebrate centuries of music, dance, sci-fi/fantasy fiction, and film that speak to the Black experience in America, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.