AAIHS Roundtable on Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy

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The African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) recently hosted an online roundtable on LaShawn Harris’s new book, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy (University of Illinois Press, 2016). On Monday (Sept. 5), Keisha N. Blain provided introductory remarks, which were followed by responses from Julie Gallagher, Shannon King, Talitha LeFlouria, and Brian Purnell. On Saturday (Sept. 10), LaShawn Harris offered a response to the reviews and provided closing remarks. Please follow the links below to view the online roundtable—

Day 1: Keisha N. Blain, Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: A New Book on Black Women in New York City”: http://www.aaihs.org/sex-workers-psychics-and-numbers-runners-a-new-book-on-black-women-in-new-york-city/

Day 2: Julie Gallagher, “Uncovering the Voices of Working-Class Black Women in Harlem”: http://www.aaihs.org/uncovering-the-voices-of-working-class-black-women-in-harlem/

Day 3: Shannon King, “‘All of Us Had a Taste’: Outlaw Women and Stephanie St. Clair, Madame Queen of Policy”: http://www.aaihs.org/all-of-us-had-a-taste-outlaw-women-and-stephanie-st-clair-madame-queen-of-policy/

Day 4: Talitha LeFlouria, “Shifting Ground: Writing Working-Class Black Women’s History from Below”: http://www.aaihs.org/shifting-ground-writing-working-class-black-womens-history-from-below/

Day 5: Brian Purnell, “The Difficulty of Uncovering Obscure Lives and Hidden Histories”: http://www.aaihs.org/the-difficulty-of-uncovering-obscure-lives-and-hidden-histories/

Day 6: “Black Women Hustling off The Grid: An Author’s Response”: http://www.aaihs.org/black-women-hustling-off-the-grid-an-authors-response/