Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 29th!
Join AAST as our very own Dr. Anthony Greene presents History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From 16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel.
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And join us on November 10th as we welcome Dr. Jason Shelton as he presents Distinctive Divide: African American Religious Diversity.
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Click the link below to listen to the 3rd episode of Port of Entry!
Episode 5 “The Issue of Females”
November 12, 2019
A lively conversation between Religious Studies scholars Matthew Cressler and our 2019-2020 Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecturer Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh, following her standing-room only talk on “’The Issue of Females’: Abortion, Infanticide, and Ethics in Southern Slavery.” Her research presented at CofC is drawn from her forthcoming book, tentatively titled The Souls of Womenfolk.
Click the link below to listen to the 6th episode of Port of Entry!
Episode 6: “Ancestries of Enslavement: A Dialogue with Scholars”
November 22, 2019
Guest Lecturers Elizabeth West and Terri Snyder visit CofC to deliver talks on the theme of ancestry of the enslaved, entanglements with white slave owners, and the very tenuous relationships therein. In this episode, they join Kameelah Martin to have dialogue about “Ancestries of Enslavement” as an emerging field of inquiry.
Mark your calendars now for the African American Read-In: Celebrating the Work of Toni Morrison.
African American Studies and English are co-hosting an “African American Read-In” in celebration of Black History Month and Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday. The “Read-In” is an event focused on raising awareness and celebrating the African American literary tradition. Created by the National Council of Teachers of English in 1990, Read Ins are held every year in February across the world. Faculty, staff, students, and the public are invited to join AAST and ENGL to read aloud (often dramatically) from their favorite African American writers. The goal is to spend several hours reading,sharing, and celebrating writers of African descent! Our focus will be on celebrating the work Toni Morrison, who transitioned in August 2019.
The Spring 2020 book selection for the joint Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program and African American Studies is Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies & Black Food in Twentieth-Century America by Jennifer Jensen Wallach. The book club meeting (there will only be one since it’s a relatively short book) will be lead by Jacob Steere-Williams. If you are interested in participating, please let Sandy Slater know and she’ll send you a copy of the book via campus mail. Once we have a group of interested parties we will create a doodle-poll to find the best time for our meeting.