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Blacks in Boston Conference

"Blacks in Boston: Black ... and Immigrant

Saturday, 2 April 2016, Gasson Hall 100

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Works-In-Progress Lecture Series

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Tyesha Maddox, AADS 2015-2016 Dissertation Fellow

Department of History, New York University

"From Invisible to Immigrants: Political Activism and the Construction of Caribbean American Identity, 1890–1940"

 Lyons Hall 301E @ 12 pm


Wednesday, 2 March 2016              

Rhonda Frederick, Associate Professor of English and AADS, Boston College

"Re-Imagining Misogynoir: Halo Hopkinson's 'A Habit of Waste'"

Lyons Hal 301E @ 12 pm



New Directions in African Diaspora Studies

Thursday, 25 February, 4:30-6:00 pm

Professor Joshua Guild, Department of History, Princeton University

"'This Could Be You:' Confronting the Specter of Racial Violence in Postwar New York and London"

Devlin 101

This talk examines responses to incidents of police and extralegal racial violence in New York City and London in the 1940s and 1950s.


Friday, 1 April, 4:30-6:00 pm

Professor Regine Jackson, Department of Sociology, Agnes Scott College

"Boston Haitians: Between Symbolic Inclusion and Enduring Inequalities"

Devlin 101

Haitians have experienced remarkable successes in Boston. But the rhetoric of a majority-minority, 21st century city masks the enduring inequalities that undermine their symbolic inclusion.










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Blacks in Boston


Lecture Series:

Works in Progress

New Directions