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“Early Black Utopias” One-Day Symposium to be held Friday, March 29

“Early Black Utopias” is a one-day symposium on race and utopia scheduled for Friday, March 29, and hosted by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. The symposium brings together a group of scholars whose work reveals a tradition of speculative thought in black politics and aesthetics from the colonial period through the Garvey movement. We define utopianism […]

Featured Author book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

Professor Katrina Bell McDonald’s book (with Caitlin Cross-Barnet), Marriage in Black, has been selected as a “Featured Author” book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon given by the Association for the Study of African American Culture and Society! ASALH was founded by Carter G. Woodson (known as the “Father of Black History”), and it […]

Writers LIVE: Katrina Bell McDonald, Embracing Sisterhood Jan. 15

Embracing Sisterhood is a thought-provoking examination of black women’s intersecting challenges, tensions, and issues of class in the twenty-first century.  In this purported era of high-profile, mega-successful black women and growing socioeconomic diversity, Embracing Sisterhood seeks to determine where contemporary black women’s ideas of black womanhood and sisterhood merge with social class. Date: Tuesday, January […]