Lecture Title-I"s Marriage the Answer? Ideas about African-American Marriage from W.E. B. Du Bois to Our Own Times"
Prof. Tera W. Hunter will deliver the 2022 Zora Neale Hurston Lecture. Hurston started her career as an anthropologist as a doctoral student at Columbia University. Her skills as an ethnographer during the Harlem Renaissance attended to people and culture in a way that captured the rich daily experiences of African-American life in the South and in the Caribbean. Her literary contributions have greatly changed the landscape in American literature and African-American literature through her characterizations of class disparities in Black working poor and rural communities. Your scholarship and practice exemplify the intellectual fierceness and talent of Sister Zora; thus, we would be honored for you to convene and share with us.
Tera W. Hunter is the Edwards Professor of American History and Professor of African-American Studies, a specialist in the 19th and 20th centuries at Princeton University. Her research focuses on gender, race, labor, and Southern histories. Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017) is her latest book.
(Monday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm