Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street Street Cambridge, MA 02138
This exhibition traces several generations of the extraordinary Blackwell family through collections in the Schlesinger Library. It features selected letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and diaries as well as books and other publications by members of the Blackwell family.
In this time of militarized policing, racially targeted state violence, and mass incarceration how do we envision queer and feminist justice? This year’s Gender and Sexuality seminar will pursue this question through a variety of lenses: scholarly, archival, legal, and activist. We will examine how race, gender, and sexuality intersect in the criminal legal system, and discuss how they shape the possibilities for—and the risks involved in—intervention and dissent.
Rebecca Skloot, author of the award-winning book The Immortal Life of HenriettaLacks,presents a lecture and discussion about her book and her path to writing it. In The Immortal Life, Rebecca Skloot tells the story of a young black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951...
Postdoctoral Fellows Megan Black, Samantha Iyer, Justin Leroy, and Stuart Schrader will offer brief presentations of their work, and participate in a discussion of Global American Studies. Also present and participating will be Ruth Wilson Gilmore (CUNY), George Henderson (Wisconsin), Cedric Robinson (U.C., Santa Barbara), and Andrew Zimmerman (George Washington University).