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Book talk with Shanna Benjamin

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Virtual Event

Join us as Professor Shanna Benjamin talks about her new book, Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y McKay.  

Shanna GreeneBenjamin examines Nellie McKay's path through theprofessoriate to learn about the strategies, sacrifices, and successes of  contemporary Black women in the American academy.

To purchase the book, you may visit https://www.amazon.com/Half-Shadow-Legacy-Nellie-Mckay/dp/1469662531

Registration is required for this event. To register, visit: https://wustl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvcu-orjosHtKQsxUsZbOwQWOEa8SSLm_n

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences


Humanities & Society




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Event Contact

Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo | toliver-diallo@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Shanna Greene Benjamin is a biographer and scholar who studies the literature, lives and archives of Black women. She has published on African American literature and Black women's intellectual history in African American Review, MELUS, a/b: Auto/Biography, Studies in American Fiction, and PMLA. Her book, Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay, is forthcoming from UNC Press. She lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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