FREEDOM NARRATIVES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN: A STUDY OF 19TH CENTURY WRITINGS

January 29, 2019 - 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Center City

Freedom Narratives of African American Women: A Study of 19th Century Writings,

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences hosts Personally Speaking on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 featuring Dr. Janaka Bowman Lewis, author of Freedom Narratives of African-American Women: A Study of 19th Century Writings.  

While narratives of enslavement have become more central to conversations about African American women's writing, this book first discusses the genre of narratives of freedom and then examines women's relationships to the community as they seek to illustrate a collective free identity. Lewis argues that these texts represent a sense of civil rights that emerges prior even to the ideas of racial uplift that reached a height for women in the late 19th Century and moved into the 20th Century.

Lewis is director of women’s and gender studies and associate professor of      English at UNC Charlotte. 

For more information, please visit Personally Speaking. The event is open to the public without charge, but registration is required.