Kelly Tukee Lecture at UVa

On October 26, 2020, Amber delivered the Kelly Tukee Lecture in Historic Preservation for the University of Virginia School of Architecture. While her initial topic was “On Standards and Integrity,” she chose also to add an introductory segment entitled “Material and Memory.” The beginning of the lecture focused on her positionality as a Black women within academe, citing the work of Anna Julia Cooper, Carrie Mae Weems, and Saidiya Hartman. She then transitioned to discuss her work with the National Park System Advisory Board National Historic Landmarks Committee, as well as her research conducted on the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site.

To view the lecture, click here.