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Watch! The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture was live May 8, 2018 for Between the Lines: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” a conversation delving into the significance of Hurston’s record of the life of Kossola, also known as Cudjo Lewis, one of the last known living survivors of the Atlantic Slave Trade; within the larger context of slave narratives, and the impact of Hurston’s training as anthropologist and ethnographer on her literary works of fiction and non-fiction.
Moderated by Dr. Cheryl Sterling, Associate Professor, Director of Black Studies Program at City College of New York; the panel included: Deborah G. Plant, Zora Neale Hurston scholar and literary critic; Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl and editor of forthcoming anthology of black women writers (Ballentine Books); and Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an award-winning historian of the African Diaspora, author of Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship “Clotilda” and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America (Oxford University Press). Read more to watch this extraordinary conversation on a major literary event!
Watch! Radical Reproductive Justice, in conversation moderated by journalist and editor, Linda Villarosa, along with book editors Loretta Ross and Lynn Roberts, and doulas Morgane Richardson and Rina Crane.
Watch Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele in conversation with Akiba Solomon at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture on January 16, 2018.