Tag Archives: African American History

Annette Gordon-Reed at the Diana Center 3/24 -Without Cover of the Law: Writing the History of Enslaved Women

Annette Gordon-Reed
Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
Barnard College
3009 Broadway @ 117th St.

Drawing on her work about slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, luminary legal historian Annette Gordon-Reed will discuss the way law influences the portrayal of enslaved women and their families. Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, and a Professor of History at Harvard University. She received the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in History for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. She is also the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, among other titles. Her honors include the National Humanities Medal, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur Fellowship. This year’s lecture is in honor of Barnard Professor of History (and longtime BCRW Advisory Board member), Herbert Sloan, author of Principle and Interest: Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt.

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Fall 2014 African American History Seminar

Professor Jeffrey T. Sammons has opened his African American History Seminar to Draper students!

Tuesdays, 4:55 – 7:40
KJCC 607
Jeffrey Sammons: ks11[at]nyu.edu

Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to afford participants the opportunity to produce an original research paper on any aspect, in any period, of the history of African Americans broadly construed. The course is designed so as to introduce new material and new ways of looking at familiar material for more senior students and to provide foundational support to those with no or limited graduate level exposure to African American History and/or training in historical research methods and theory as related to the subject material. Much of both sets of supports will be found through classic and cutting-edge scholarly products rather than through explicitly instructional sources. The objective is to help you ask the right kinds of questions of the material, as any subject is only as important as the questions asked of it. The finished product, of twenty-five to thirty pages, will satisfy the seminar requirement for the Masters degree if the grade is B or higher.

During the first five weeks of the course we will discuss common readings. All participants will be expected to read all assigned materials and contribute meaningfully to class discussions. During that period, those students without a project in mind should be seriously exploring and developing a topic. I expect that during these early weeks that all of you will consult with me on the basis of need. Those who have a firm topic should inform me immediately for an assessment of viability and acceptability.

Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals exhibiting at NYU



July 20–October 13, 2013 | 80WSE Galleries

Location: 80 Washington Square East, New York University

(between West 4th Street & Washington Place) 

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm



These exceptional paintings have just been restored and are on a one-time national tour before returning to their permanent home in Alabama. This is the only time these masterpieces will be available for viewing in the New York metropolitan area.

For additional information about the exhibit, please see the 80WSE Galleries website: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/80wse/

To schedule group tours of the Hale Woodruff show please contact the Faculty Resource Network at212.998.2090 or by email at frn@nyu.edu.


Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in collaboration with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. We would like to thank the generous support of the sponsors listed below: