Rethinking Violence in African American History: History, Memory, Trauma
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:30am to 5:30pm
Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, Penn State, University Park
Professor of Modern U.S. History and African American Studies Nan Woodruff is organizing a conference on Legacies of Violence. The conference will be hosted at Penn State’s University Park campus on October 6-7, 2017, and will include leading scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, law, and political science, as well as activists, all of whom are engaged in path-breaking work on the legacies of racism and violence in U.S. history.
8:30-9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks: William Blair, Walter L. and Helen P. Ferree Professor of American History and Director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, Penn State, and Cynthia Young, Department Head, African American Studies Department and Associate Professor of African American Studies and English, Penn State
Nan Woodruff, Moderator, Professor of African American Studies and Modern U.S. History, Penn State
Murders and Outrages: Black Lives in the Freedmen's Bureau Records, William Blair, Walter L. and Helen P. Ferree Professor of American History and Director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, Penn State
Zachary Morgan, Moderator, Associate Professor of Latin American History and African American Studies, Penn State
Deferred Dreams and Exiled Citizens: Black Graduate Education in the Age of Jim Crow, Crystal Sanders, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Penn State
12:15-1:30 p.m.Lunch Break
Amira Rose Davis, Moderator, Assistant Professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Penn State
Can I Get a Witness: Violence, Testimony and the 1967 Detroit Uprising, Danielle McGuire, Associate Professor, Wayne State University
When Black Mothers Weep: Race, Motherhood and Anti-violence Organizing, Melynda J. Price, William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the African American and Africana Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky
Keynote Address: Racial Violence, Rendition, and Radical Lawyering: 1930-1960, Margaret A. Burnham, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Conference is free and open to the public.
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