To 'Joy: A Symposium on Black Feminist Histories

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December 1, 2017 to December 2, 2017
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

A celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Tera W. Hunter's landmark book, 
To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors After the Civil War.


December 1-2, 2017
The University of Virginia, 125 Minor Hall
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December 1st

4pm: Premiere screening of the film, The Washing Society (2018) + discussion with filmmakers Lizzie Olesker, Lynne Sachs and artist Jasmine Holloway.

6pm: Opening Reception


December 2nd

9:15: Registration + Breakfast

10am-5:30pm: Conversations + Presentations with 

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Justene Hill Edwards, Crystal Feimster, Corinne Field, Kali Nicole Gross, Sarah Haley, Cheryl Hicks, Jennifer D. Jones, Robin D.G. Kelley, Rebecca Kluchin, Talitha LeFlouria, Lisa Levenstein, Deborah McDowell, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Jessie Ramey and Tera Hunter.

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