2022 Goodstein Lecture

The 2022 Anita S. Goodstein Lecture
Dr. Keisha N. Blain on "Black Women and the Struggle for Human Rights"
Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7-8pm CST on Zoom
 
This talk highlights the crucial role Black women in the United States have played in shaping human rights history. It centers on the political work of activist Fannie Lou Hamer, an impoverished and disabled Black woman who joined the civil rights movement during the mid-1960s. By highlighting Hamer’s political activism and expansive vision of freedom, Blain places Hamer in conversation with contemporary Black women activists who are now leading the fight for human rights.
 
The Anita S. Goodstein Lectureship in Women's History was created in 1998 in recognition of Dr. Goodstein's significant contributions to Sewanee as a professor, colleague, and friend. Learn more about Dr. Goodstein, her legacy, and past Goodstein lectures at the Goodstein lectureship webpage.

Sewanee History Prof Kelly Whitmer Awarded Prestigious Research Fellowship

Associate Professor of History Kelly Whitmer has been awarded a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

A Lecture by Dr. Erika Milam

Dr. Milam's April 25th talk drew on material from her recently released book, Creatures of Cain: the Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America (Princeton University Press, 2019) which charts the rise and fall in Cold War America of a theory that attributed man’s evolutionary success to his unique capacity for murder.

Lecture on Angela Davis

Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones, Prof. of English at Wright State University will deliver a lecture entitled Encountering Gender, Class, and Race: Literary and Cinematic Representations of Angela Davis and the Civil Rights Movementon Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium.