David Kazanjian will join the upcoming session of the Workshop in the Global 19th Century to present an excerpt from his forthcoming book, The Brink of Freedom: Improvising Life in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World, on Thursday, October 23 at 5pm in Van Pelt 627. All are invited to attend the workshop and the reception after. Professor Kazanjian’s pre-circulated paper will soon be available here: https://sites.sas.upenn.edu/global-19th-century/event/workshop-global-19th-century-david-kazanjian.
Wednesday, 12 November, 2014 • 5:00–6:30 pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
In the same years that black women writers were emerging as major innovators in American literature, black women singers like Syreeta Wright, Minnie Riperton, and Deniece Williams were forging new pathways in American music, rethinking traditional ideas about race and women's vocality. Farah Jasmine Griffin, whose latest book is Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II, will play some of the great recordings from the mid–1970s and discuss their cultural significance.
Cosponsored by Penn's Departments of English and Music.
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