Kamau Ware

Side profile of Kamau Ware, wearing a white shirt, looking to the right toward a vast, empty white space.
Saturday Keynote Speaker

Kamau Ware is a multidimensional creative blending complementary yet disparate disciplines as an Artist / Historian. He is best known for “Black Gotham Experience (BGX),” a visual storytelling project founded in 2010 that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City through a series of walking tours and graphic novels.

Kamau’s Black Gotham Experience has been recognized by The Atlantic and The New York Times, Columbia University’s History in Action Project Award and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Ware has also received prominent commissions, including a public art display in New York City’s Financial District (2017) and the first Black history tour of New York City Hall (2018).