This course on Paris Noir examines (and then requires students to digitally archive) the artistic and institutional representations of the forced and elective migration of African American life, freedom fighters, artists, and intellectuals in Paris from slavery to Beyoncé and Barack Obama.
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The Society for American Music invites written papers related to the seminar topic “American Music and the Construction of Race: American Revolution to the Civil War ” co-organized by Rhae Lynn Barnes and Glenda Goodman for its 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, to be held 20–24 March 2019. All proposals must be submitted via the… MORE
Institutions of Knowledge As George Washington ended his term as the first president of the United States, he left with a few parting words. Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796 delineated many of the recommendations Washington had for the future of his country. Amongst these suggestions was a public education system. Washington instructed American leaders to… MORE
American poet Phillis Wheatley spent the majority of her life embroiled in a clash of cultures. Her poetry revealed much about colonial society in eighteenth century New England and its hierarchal relationships. As a Christian, a slave, a woman, a poet and an African, Wheatley experienced discrimination on several fronts. Her poetry gave insight into… MORE