June 17 and August 5: DC-Area African American Studies Works-in-Progress Seminar

The next DC-Area African American Studies Works-In-Progress Seminar will meet on Wednesday, June 17 and Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 2-5pm.  The June meeting will take place at a new location, the DC Takoma Park Library at 416 Cedar Street, NW in Washington DC.  It is a 5 minute walk just south of the Takoma Station on the Red Line.  Location of the August meeting is at the Teamsters archive on the 7th floor of George Washington University’s Gelman library.  Each seminar will discuss two pre-circulated papers, listed below.

June 17

Marcia Chatelain (Georgetown University) – “The People Have Spoken: Black Mayors, Black Unity, and Black McDonald’s.”

Claire Raymond (University of Virginia) and Jacqueline Taylor (Tulane) – “Carrie Mae Weems’s Architectural Transformations”

August 5

Tom Gugliemo (George Washington University) – “‘Jim Crow in Uniform’: African-American GIs, World War II, and the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement.”

Jennifer Williams (Morgan State University) – “From Harlem to Bronzeville, with Love.”

If you would like copies of the papers or to be added to the seminar’s mailing list, please email Jay Driskell at driskell@hood.edu .

The seminar is open to any scholar with a focus on historically-oriented scholarship relating to the experience of peoples of African descent in the diaspora or in Africa. Graduate students are especially welcome. If you are interested in attending or presenting a paper at a future seminar please email Jay Driskell (driskell@hood.edu).