Feb 23 2015

Behind Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Black Life in the 19th Century

February 23, 2015

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The University Library, the Department of African American Studies, and the African American are co-sponsoring "Behind Uncle Tom's Cabin: Black Life in the 19th Century.

Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
Time: 5 -7 p.m.
Location: Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470

In association with the exhibit in the Daley Library Special Collections department "Visualizing Uncle Tom's Cabin," panelists will discuss the historical and literary context within which Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote.

Featured speakers include R.J. Ellis (University of Birmingham (U.K.)) on Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet Wilson, the first novel by a Black woman published in the United States; Katrina Thompson (St. Louis University), the author of Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery (University of Illinois Press, 2014) on antebellum performance; and UIC Professor and Head of African American Studies Jane Rhodes who will speak on "Black Abolitionism and Black Print Culture." Discussion will be moderated by Barbara Ransby, Professor of African American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and History at UIC, and director of the Social Justice Initiative, a multi-disciplinary cross-campus project. Johari Jabir, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, will be the discussant.

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Aug 14, 2018

Date updated

Aug 14, 2018