Jonathan Ned Katz and Tavia Nyong’o analyze the print material generated by the case of Mary Jones/Peter Sewally:
This symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America and its impact on studies of Black lives in the past, present, and future. Please join us as we consider the work’s impact within its intergenerational intellectual context and theorize new possibilities for Black life and Black freedom in these perilous times.
For more on the conference: http://www.scenesat20.com/
Footage from the panels is available and livestreams are available for each day.