Collectively, these studies suggest we are in a moment of intense concentration on the Black Atlantic as a lived experience.

Lisa A. Lindsey and John Wood Sweet, “Introduction,” Biography and the Black Atlantic. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
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FRIDAY: Me (@jmjafrx) Discussing Voice and Power at #OAH2014

FRIDAY: Me (@jmjafrx) Discussing Voice and Power at #OAH2014



Anyone in Atlanta this weekend? :)

I’ll be in town for a few days attending the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference. Delighted to be discussing power and voice in African American Women’s and Gender History with several very smart scholars (who I happen to have admired for some time): Brenna Greer, Sarah Haley, Kwame Holmes, Barbara Krauthamer, and Kathryn Silva Banks.


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True, the Black woman did the housework, the drudgery; true, she reared the children, often alone, but she did all of that while occupying a place on the job market, a place her mate could not get or which his pride would not let him accept. And she had nothing to fall back on: not maleness, not whiteness, not lady-hood, not anything. And out of the profound desolation of her reality, she may very well have invented herself.

Toni Morrison (via eibmorb)

She created herself.

(via howtobeterrell)

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