Mary Ann Shadd Cary & Nineteenth-Century Black Women’s Radicalism
This lecture will explore how Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first Black woman newspaper editor in North America, offers a paradigm for interpreting nineteenth-century Black women’s radicalism. Drawing on archival research into Shadd Cary’s writing, editorship, and organizational work, this talk will examine her perspectives on topics including abolition, emigration, labor, women’s suffrage, and more.
Reception with food and drink to follow the lecture.
Dr. Nneka D. Dennie is a black feminist scholar with specializations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century African-American history. Her research examines black intellectual history, black feminist thought, transnational feminism, and black radicalism. Dr. Dennie is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Washington and Lee University. Dr. Dennie earned her PhD in African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst). She holds a graduate certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from UMass Amherst and completed her B.A. in Political Science with Honors in Africana Studies at Williams College.