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Why History Matters: Blackface in History

April 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The ongoing scandal regarding Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring in Virginia has sparked renewed interest in the ways in which the wearing of “blackface” has supported white supremacy in the United States. However, the wearing of blackface is not limited to North America. Join Professors Henriette Rahusen and Bryan McCann, PhD students Luke Frederick and Idun Hauge, and undergraduate student Marcus Lustig on Wednesday, April 3, from 5 to 7 PM in the History Department Common Area (ICC 600) for a casual, informative roundtable (with Q&A) about the history of blackface around the world from the early modern period to the present day.

Georgetown University (3700 O St. NW)

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April 3, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm