VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations

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 … Continue reading VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations

VIDEO: In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe on Vimeo

Featuring Christina Sharpe, Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Saidiya Hartman, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye. Christina Sharpe’s paradigm shifting new work, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Invoking the multiple meanings of the term “wake”—the … Continue reading VIDEO: In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe on Vimeo

VIDEO: Glymph on The System of Slavery, Domesticity, and Violence

Published on Mar 24, 2017: MOOC WHAW1.1x | Women Have Always Worked: The U.S. Experience 1700 - 1920 ColumbiaX | Alice Kessler-Harris "As we see American women coming into positions of unprecedented economic and political power, we start to wonder: why now? The Women Have Always Worked MOOC, offered in two parts, explores the history … Continue reading VIDEO: Glymph on The System of Slavery, Domesticity, and Violence

VIDEO: Toni Morrison Discusses ‘A Mercy’

via NPR: Set in the 1680s, when this country's reliance on slavery as an economic engine was just beginning, 'A Mercy' explores the repercussions of an enslaved mother's desperate act: She offers her small daughter to a stranger in payment for her master's debt. H/T: Andrea Roberts (@FreeBlackTX) on Twitter

VIDEO: The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

From 1968, a look at slavery in Charleston, SC and sharecropping in Mississippi from 1968 (via ReelBlack): News documentary from 1968 hosted by George Foster, exploring the legacy of oppression that remains over 100 years after the abolition of that peculiar intitution. In Part 1, Foster visits Charleston, SC and speaks with both descendents of … Continue reading VIDEO: The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

VIDEO: The Take Em Down Nola Story

Take Em Down NOLA, a multi-racial, multi-generational coalition of organizers, artists, and activists committed to the removal of ALL symbols to White Supremacy in the city of New Orleans as a necessary part of the greater push for social and economic justice in the city. In May of 2017, the group began posting videos documenting … Continue reading VIDEO: The Take Em Down Nola Story