Koritha Mitchell analyzes canonical texts by and about African American women to lay bare the hostility these women face as they invest in traditional domesticity. Instead of the respectability and safety granted white homemakers, black women endure pejorative labels, racist governmental policies, attacks on their citizenship, and aggression meant to keep them in "their place."
Powerful and provocative, From Slave Cabins to the White House illuminates the links between African American women's homemaking and citizenship in history and across literature.
Moderator: Perin Gürel
In Attendance: Koritha Mitchell
Open to Students, Staff and Faculty.
Free copies to the first 20 to sign up. Please register HERE.
The first 20 individuals will be contacted and books can be picked up at the Gender Studies office (215 O'Shaughnessy).
Co sponsored by: Department of Africana Studies and Department of American Studies
This event is part of a series of events sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the Initiative for Race and Resilience, the Departments of Africana Studies, Gender Studies, English, and History, the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the ND College of Arts and Letters Teaching Beyond the Classroom Program.
Originally published at genderstudies.nd.edu.