Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women & Girls

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Tue. Nov. 20 12:00pm
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Two-time Virginia Humanities residential Fellow and associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech, Paula Marie Seniors was an editor of the recently published collection of essays, poetry, and art, Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls. 

The collection explores how First Lady Michelle Obama gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women. 

The book, released by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2018, uses interdisciplinary evaluations through several media, including recipes like those of Suzannah Grace Sese-khalid Jones who contributed “Recipes for Michelle;” and poetry by artist/activist Verna Hampton who wrote the entry, “Michelle’s Arms.”

Join Seniors, Jones, and Hampton for a discussion of their work on the collection and the lasting legacy of Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady, especially for women and girls.

I will be giving the talk "Mae Mallory, The Monroe Defense Committee and World Revolutions," Challenging Erasures: Re-inscribing Black Women's History in New York. Sponsored by Dr. Robyn C. Spencer, The Endowed Chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Brooklyn College.

https://blkwomeninny.wordpress.com/2018/09/05/mae-mallory/

Date: March 14, 2019

Time: 2:15-3:30 pm

Place: Brooklyn College

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Recently Published with contributions by friends, colleagues, and former graduate and undergraduate students:  Yasmine Huggins, Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, Deidre Hill Butler,Duchess Miriam Harris,Avi Thomas, Carole Boyce Davies, Suzzannah Grace Sesekhalid, Daveisha Gibson, Verna Hampton, Kristin Richardson

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  EVENT:  "God's Trombones: African American Cadences and Culture" Symposium, March 15-16, Open to the Public   My Talk:  “Bleeding Moon,” Cole and Johnson’s The Red Moon (1908-1910) and James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones” Lecture Demonstration.  The beautiful singer Krystal, the pianist Esther Tinsort who played for "Mama I Want To Sing," and the finale Cakewalk Dance done by Daliana Dance Company   Date:  Friday March 16, 2018   Time:  10 Am   Place:  EUC Auditorium, UNC Greensboro, North Carolina   Reception:  9:30 AM

EVENT: "God's Trombones: African American Cadences and Culture" Symposium, March 15-16, Open to the Public

My Talk: “Bleeding Moon,” Cole and Johnson’s The Red Moon (1908-1910) and James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones” Lecture Demonstration.

The beautiful singer Krystal, the pianist Esther Tinsort who played for "Mama I Want To Sing," and the finale Cakewalk Dance done by Daliana Dance Company

Date: Friday March 16, 2018

Time: 10 Am

Place: EUC Auditorium, UNC Greensboro, North Carolina

Reception: 9:30 AM

 

 

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My talk: "Red Moon, Bleeding Moon"Cole and Johnson’s The Red Moon"

Place: University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Date:  March 16, 2018

Time:  10Am  

"Celebrating God’s Trombones:African American Cadences and Culture Symposium"

Organized by 1952 Distinguished Scholar Noelle Morissette, PhD, Associate Professor of English University of North Carolina, Greensboro

 

Fellows Talk: "Mae Mallory, The Monroe Defense Committee and World Revolutions"

Place: The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities 145 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: May 9 2017

Time: 12-2

Lunch provided by the Foundation

 

 

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My father wrote under the name A.T. Simpson due to the harassment and surveillance of the FBI (Clarence Henry Seniors Collection)

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