Title: “Things to be Forgetten: African American Family Histories, Silences, and the Historical Profession.” Presented by the Workshop on Imagining History, Doing Politics: The Uses and Disadvantages of the Past.
Emerson Hall 210, Reception from 6-7pm in the Robinson Hall Great Space
Prerna Lal (East Bay Community Law Center) Lisa Lowe (Tufts University) Keish Kim (Harvard American Studies graduate student) Medhin Paolos (Asmarina Project, and Rete G2 Milano) Maurice Stierl (University of California, Davis) Lorgia Garcia Pena (Harvard University) – introductions and leading the discussion
Please join the Approaches to Global History seminar. We will meet to discuss Ilham Khuri-Makdisi's paper, "Al-Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant." Please email Aaron Bekemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the paper. All are welcome!
Albert Woodfox and Robert King were exonerated after spending decades imprisoned in Angola Penitentiary (formerly Angola Plantation) in Louisiana. King spent 29 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2001. Woodfox spent 41 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2016. The third member of the Angola 3, Herman Wallace, passed away in 2013 days after being released. All three were placed in long-term solitary confinement because of their role in forming a chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Angola.