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Faculty Book Celebration: 'Blackface Broken Records'

Thursday, January 30 | 4:00 PM

Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum

6387 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA

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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." 

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences


Humanities & Society


More Information

Center for the Humanities
Event Contact

Barbara Liebmann | liebmann@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Daphne A. Brooks, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of African American Studies at Yale University

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