2020 Richard A. Macksey Lecture – “This Sack”: Reconstructing Enslaved Women’s Lives through Objects by Tiya Miles, Harvard.
Please join us for Tiya A. Miles’ talk entitled “This Sack”: Reconstructing Enslaved Women’s Lives Through Objects, on March 6, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Tiya Miles is Professor of History at Harvard University and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The author of four scholarly monographs and a novel, her work explores the meeting place of public memory, urban history, African American, and American Indian history between the 18th and 21st centuries.
A fierce advocate for telling powerful and complex stories, Professor Miles has received countless awards for her published and civic work in humane letters, including a MacArthur “Genius” Grant (2011) and the Heitt Prize in the Humanities (2007). She currently serves as co-President of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians; and, since 2011, has been founder and director of ECO Girls, an organization dedicated to the environmental education and cultural enrichment of black girls in Southeast Michigan. Reception to follow in the ABC Rooms.