Historical Perspectives on Racism: Anti-Black Racism Past, Present & Future

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The College of Arts & Sciences presents


A Saturday Symposium Series on Racism


Online program. Free and open to the public. Registration required:


Join the College of Arts & Sciences for a Saturday Symposium program offering historical and contemporary perspectives on the important and timely issue of anti-Black racism.



Emerald Christopher-Byrd, Women & Gender Studies, “Jane Crow & Misogynoir: When Racism meets Sexism in the Lives of Black Women”

This talk will explore the impact on Black women’s lived experiences when faced with a legal system that upholds racial bias, particularly as it pertains to Black women, in conjunction with the misogyny Black women experience within their communities. 


Kathryn Benjamin Golden, Africana Studies, "Emancipatory Legacies of Marronage in an Anti-Black World"

Histories of Black people's bold action and autonomous self-advocacy permeate every period in American history. The period of enslavement is no exception. In fact, perhaps some of the fiercest forms of resistance have taken place during the most overtly violent eras against Black people. The history of marronage in this country and beyond is a legacy of the indomitable spirit of enslaved people that provides a number of emancipatory lessons for navigating and opposing perpetually anti-Black societies. 


Alison Parker, History, “Black Women & Gendered Violence at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

Parker will discuss the activism of Mary Church Terrell and other African American women reformers who challenged negative characterizations of black women as “impure” and outside the boundaries of protection from sexual assault by white men. Black clubwomen also advocated for young girls and women who found themselves subjected to inordinate punishment, including the death penalty, for defending themselves from white men’s violence.


Moderator: Monet Lewis-Timmons, PhD student, English


The program will provide ample opportunity for questions and answers with the panel after the presentations.


Questions? or 302-831-6075.


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Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Africana Studies, English, History, MALS Program, Women and Gender Studies


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