CFP for ASALH 2019: Black Travel Before and After The Green Book

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Apologies for cross-postings. I am hoping to submit a panel proposal for the 2019 Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) conference to be held October 2-6, 2019 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The conference theme is "Black Migrations." A panel proposal might be organized roughly around the title "Black Travel Before and After The Green Book." My paper will analyze a long-running column in the A.M.E. Church Review, "Notes of Travel" (1903-1912), authored by a woman, E. Marie Carter, who worked for the A.M.E. publishing concern and served as a Field Secretary for the Allen Christian Endeavor League. Her columns detail travel to an astounding 351 different towns and cities archived in 526 individual entries totaling as astonishing 160 pages of writing published in the Review over the 10-year period of her travel column. Carter's columns provide geographic and demographic information about the places she visited, detailed descriptions of the many new churches constructed by A.M.E. church members, and names and addresses of black-owned businesses and homes where she was welcomed on her travels. Please send a 150-250 word paper proposal, two-page CV with contact information, and AV needs to Cynthia Patterson, cpatterson@usf.edu. Also seeking a Commentator for this panel. Deadline for submission of panel proposals is April 1, 2019, so please send paper proposals no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.