March on Washington Film Festival
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

March on Washington Film Festival

  • Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University (map)
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She Lied: Carolyn Bryant and the Murder of Emmett Till

“When Carolyn Bryant Dunham admitted to historian Timothy Tyson that she fabricated the story that incited her husband and brother-in-law to kidnap and kill 14-year old Emmet Till in Mississippi in 1955, few were surprised.  Although the two men were acquitted by an all-white jury, Till’s death served as a major catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement and his story resonates to the present day. 

 Questions remain:   What are the historical roots of white supremacist thinking in the false accusations of black men by white women?   How has it been developed over the past centuries to the “Beckys” of the present? What could/should we have to say about Carolyn Bryant today?    

We address these questions through scholarly presentations covering three chronological perspectives.“

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Boston Book Festival
Oct
19
4:30 PM16:30

Boston Book Festival

Black History Detectives: Discovering 19th Century Stories Through Documents and Artifacts

Panel (more details forthcoming) with Tera W. Hunter, Edwards Professor of American History and Professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University and author of Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017) and Rayshauna Gray, researcher with Tufts University's history department and Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, Policy Administrative coordinator of Harvard’s Opportunity Insights’ policy team, and author of Roseland (Forthcoming, Belt Publishing).

A book signing will immediately follow the panel.

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Social Science Matrix "Authors Meet Critics" Book Series: They Were Her Property
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Social Science Matrix "Authors Meet Critics" Book Series: They Were Her Property

Description from the UC-Berkeley Social Science Matrix: “Please join us on October 28, 2019 from 4-5:30 pm for an engaging discussion about They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley. In discussing her book, Jones-Rogers will engage with two eminent colleagues: Bryan Wagner, Associate Professor in the Department of English, UC Berkeley; and Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley.”

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Bay Area Book Festival
May
5
1:30 PM13:30

Bay Area Book Festival

The Business of Brutality: Slavery and the Foundations of Capitalism 

Look around. How much of our infrastructure—from roads and bridges to factories and food supplies—was built on the backs of American slaves? Three writer-researchers examine how the brutal history of slavery laid the foundation of American capitalism and shaped today’s racial and economic inequality. In “They Were Her Property,” Stephanie Jones-Rogers reveals the active role that white women played in the American slave economy. In “Accounting for Slavery,” Caitlin Rosenthal examines how elite planters turned their power over enslaved people into a productivity advantage. In “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” David Blight investigates the legacy of the escaped slave and abolitionist, who wrote, “The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.”

Tickets required for entry.

A book signing follows the panel. 

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Her Dream Deferred: Black Women and the #MeToo Movement
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Her Dream Deferred: Black Women and the #MeToo Movement

Black women have played prominent roles in responding to sexual harassment, yet their experiences are regularly relegated to the sidelines, delegitimized, and dismissed. Panelists will examine how race influences which sexual abusers do and don’t face consequences for their misdeeds. They will compare the outrage about Harvey Weinstein, whose victims were primarily white, with the relative indifference toward R. Kelly, whose victims are primarily black.

Panelists are Kenyette Tisha BarnesStephanie Jones-RogersRashida JonesDee BarnesJamilah Lemieux. Moderated by Kimberlé Crenshaw.

ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM?

Ticketing: Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served.  
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing until 15 minutes before the program. Learn more about membership.
Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $7 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $7 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only. 
Restaurant: Enjoy a meal or drink before or after the program at our restaurant Audrey. Members and UCLA students receive 10% off. A late-night happy hour offers 10% off at the bar Tuesday–Saturday, 9–11 p.m.

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