WASN recently hosted its first book club on Keisha N. Blain’s Until I am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America. We have further Book Clubs arranged for Friday 11 March and Thursday 5 May, details below:
March 11, 2022: For this month’s book club, we will be discussing Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers’ new book ‘ They Were Her Property’; White Women as Slaveowners in the American South (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019). We welcome scholars at every stage, so do come along and to share your thoughts!
Date: Friday 11th March 2022
Time: 12 noon- 1pm (UK time)
Register in advance for this meeting:
May 5, 2022: The 1619 Project isn’t just an initiative or a subject of controversy, it is a confrontation with the truth. For many African American readers, it is a journey towards healing and reparation. For many other American readers, it is an acknowledgement of the wilful ignorance and amnesia about “America’s original sin” and the legacy of slavery at the heart of the national narrative. The Women in American Studies Network is ready to engage with these issues. Therefore, the WASN has selected The 1619 Project: A New American Origin Story for our online reading group on May 5 at 6:00 pm. If you’re interested in joining this discussion please register here