IU Northwest Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

Struggling for Racial Equality: African American Literacy and Political Activism in the Antebellum North

Lecture by Carla Peterson (Professor of English, University of MD, College Park)

Professor Peterson will discuss the importance of literacy and education among black communities in the antebellum North, specifically in New York and Philadelphia.  The books housed in school and literary society libraries--science, literature, philosophy (particularly Scottish Enlightenment)--and what this reading meant in terms of cultural, social, and political orientation and values.  This body of knowledge empowered black leaders in their fight for racial equality, most predictably in their political activism but also in literary production.

Start
Wednesday November 01, 2017 06:00 PM
End
Wednesday November 01, 2017 07:00 PM
Location
IPFW campus, Neff Hall, Room 101
Contact
stephen buttes
Contact Email
buttess@ipfw.edu
Cost
free
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