Summer 2021
Revolutionary Re-imaginings: Black Joy in Resistance

JUNE

Thursday, June 3
5:00 – 6:00 PM (EST)
Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound
A book talk with Daphne A. Brooks and Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.
Daphne A. Brooks explores more than a century of music archives to examine the critics, collectors, and listeners who have determined perceptions of Black women on stage and in the recording studio.

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Tuesday, June 8
5:00 – 6:00 PM (EST)
The Jean-Michel Basquiat Reader: Writings, Interviews, and Critical Responses
A book talk with Jordana Moore Saggese
The first comprehensive collection of the words and works of a movement-defining artist.

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Thursday, June 10
5:00 – 6:00 PM (EST)
Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect
A book talk with editor Romi Crawford and contributors
A collaboration of artists and writers commemorates a powerful symbol for social justice and freedom on Chicago’s South Side.

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Tuesday, June 15 (Part I) & Wednesday, June 16 (Part II)
5:00 – 6:00 PM (EST) both days
Wicked Flesh and Reckoning with Slavery
Jessica Marie Johnson & Jennifer L. Morgan Joint Book Event

Part I
On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Jessica Marie Johnson hosts Jennifer L. Morgan at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History on her forthcoming book, Reckoning with Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic.

Part II
On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Jennifer L. Morgan hosts  Jessica Marie Johnson at the Center for Black Visual Culture & Institute of African American Affairs  about her book, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World.

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Tuesday, June 22
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
High Mas: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture with author Kevin Adonis Browne & Harvey R. Neptune in conversation

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Wednesday, June 23
2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
American Runaway: Black and Free in Paris in the Trump Years
A book talk with Audrey Edwards

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