miami · Zora Neale Hurston

ASWAD paper on Zora in Williamsburg

So excited to see the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) program. My paper on Zora Neale Hurston’s time in Florida from December 1949 through the summer od 1950 will be read at 10:15am-12pm November 6 in Piedmont Room B, Williamsburg Lodge. Hurricane Dorian is reminding me of her surviving a… Continue reading ASWAD paper on Zora in Williamsburg

American History · gender · slavery

maddening power and not

This week, the graduate students enrolled ┬áin my “Gender, Race and Urban Space” course turn to Nikki M. Taylor’s Driven Towards Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio (Ohio University Press, 2014). I love this book. It has the analytical rigor required of historians, but also the intimacy of an African… Continue reading maddening power and not