ASALH’s 2019 Black History Month theme Black Migrations emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. From the 1619 arrival of the “twenty and odd Negroes” to Point Comfort to the Great Migration to the present migrations of African descended people, it is fitting that I will be on the road for three events in New York, Michigan and North Carolina respectively.
Event: The “Southernization” of America: What Progressives Can Learn from the US SouthDate/Time: February 8, 2019, 6pm
Location: The People's Forum• 320 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018
Details: This panel of academics who both live and work in the South will help activists, organizers, and concerned citizens better understand the struggles and triumphs of the region. With Keri Leigh Merritt will open with a talk focused on economics. Hilary Green will then discuss education, Bob Hutton will concentrate on labor and unionization, and Booker Mattison will talk about the importance of the arts in the South. It is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.
More information: https://peoplesforum.org/event/the-southernization-of-america-what-progressives-can-learn-from-the-us-south/.
Lecture: Hallowed Grounds: Race, Slavery, and Memory
Date/Time: February 12, 2019, 4pm to 5:30pm
Location: MSU Main Library, Green Room (4 West)
Details: Hallowed Grounds: Race, Memory, and the University of Alabama highlights visualizations, transcriptions, primary sources, and other materials for understanding the history of slavery at the University of Alabama and its legacy. It is designed to provide individuals who have completed one of the Hallowed Ground alternate campus tours with expanded opportunities for exploration. It is for current students, alumni and staff who want to deepen their understanding on this underappreciated campus history as well as educators who want to enrich their courses. More importantly, it is a resource for descendants grappling with this complicated history and all other interested life-long learners. It is a work in progress.
Co-sponored by Digital Humanities at MSU, Consortium for Critical Diversity
in a Digital Age Research (CEDAR), MSU Department of English and MSU Africa and African-American Studies
Conference: Slavery, Violence, and the Archive
Dates: February 22-23, 2019
Location: Davidson College
Details: This two-day conference will feature panel discussion and a keynote address by Dr. Marisa J. Fuentes. It is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and Davidson College Commission on Race and Slavery.
Historian, educator, and informed citizen concerned about social justice, equity, and access.