Category Archives: DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar

8/6: DC-Area African American Studies Works-in-Progress Seminar

The next session of the DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar will be this Saturday, 6 August, from 2-4:30 p.m., at the DC Takoma Park Library at 416 Cedar Street, NW in Washington DC. (http://dclibrary.org/takomapark)

The papers under discussion will be:

  • Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown) – “The 18 in Oakbrook: Black McDonald’s Operators and the Quest for Parity”
  • Brandi Summers (Virginia Commonwealth) – “Race, Nostalgia, and the Remaking of Washington DC’s Atlas District”

For copies of the papers or more information, please contact Jay Driskell at drjaywdriskell@gmail.com.

**Notes on location and travel:  The DC Takoma Park Library is a 5 minute walk just south of the Takoma Station on the Red Line. Please do not confuse this library with the Takoma Park library in Takoma Park, MD.   Please allow a little extra time to get there due to disruptions caused by Metro’s SafeTrak program on the Red Line this week.

7/16: DC-Area African American Studies Works-in-Progress Seminar

The next meeting of the DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar is this Saturday, July 16, 2016.  The Seminar will meet from 2-3:15 pm at the Teamsters’ Archive in George Washington University’s Gelman Library, 7th floor.

The paper under discussion will be:

  • Jessica Levy (Johns Hopkins) – “Governing the ‘Black Power’ City: Leon H. Sullivan, Opportunities Industrialization Centers Inc., and the Rise of Black Empowerment”

For copies of the papers or more information, please contact Jay Driskell at drjaywdriskell@gmail.com.

4/30: DC-Area African American Studies Works-in-Progress Seminar

The next meeting of the DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar is this Saturday, April 30, 2016.  The Seminar will meet from 2-5 pm at the Teamsters’ Archive in George Washington University’s Gellman Library, 7th floor.

The papers under discussion will be:

  • Adam Ewing (Virginia Commonwealth University) – “Popular Pan-Africanism: Rumor, Identity, and Intellectual Production in the Age of Garvey.”
  • Tikia Hamilton (George Washington University) – “‘A Blessing in Disguise’: The Marian Anderson Concert and the Campaign for The Equitable Use of School Facilities.”

For copies of the papers or more information, please contact Jay Driskell at driskell@hood.edu.