Daphne A. Brooks, of Yale University, delivers the keynote address for the Faculty Book Celebration. The talk threads together an exploration of women in blackface minstrelsy, race riots of the Progressive Era, the classic black women’s blues craze and the origins of one of the world’s most famous musicals.
Faculty speakers are:
William Acree, associate professor of Spanish, of American culture studies and of performing arts, and associate director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, who wrote "Staging Frontiers"
Jonathan Fenderson, assistant professor of African and African-American studies, who wrote "Building the Black Arts Movement."
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