April 18 Boston Seminar on African American History: Finding Anne Moody

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The Boston Seminar on African American History presents:

 

Historians and Ethics: Finding Anne Moody
 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

5:15-7:30pm

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA

 

Author: Francoise Hamlin, Brown University

Comment: Chad Williams, Brandeis University

 

In the process of conducting research for her book project, Hamlin encountered an ethical conundrum regarding the papers of Anne Moody, author of the iconic autobiography, Coming of Age in Mississippi. This paper explores this case in depth and probes how historians should record the lives of those who might not have wanted to be found.

 

Subscribers for the 2018-2019 year may login to download papers. All others who RSVP will receive the paper via email the day before the session.

 

RSVP required. Email seminars@masshist.org or call 617-646-0579. Attendance is free and open to everyone.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the MHS!