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Wild Thoughts and Rumors about the Auspicious Era of Extensive Freedom, or A Speculative History of the Demise of White Supremacy

Friday, February 21, 2020
6 – 7:30 p.m.
12th-Floor Lounge, Corrigan Conference Center, Lowenstein Center
Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St.
New York, NY 10023
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The Department of African and African American Studies is hosting a Black History Month lecture with Saidiya Hartman.

Hartman, Ph.D., is a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America, and Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route and most recently, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval.

In 2019, Hartman was awarded the prestigious MacArthur fellowship, widely known as the “genius grant,” for her work as a literary scholar and cultural historian.

Lecture will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Free and open to the public. RSVP is strongly recommended.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.