Scholar & Speaker & Strategist


Dr. Chatelain offers keynote lectures, moderates panels, and presents workshops around the world. If you are interested in inviting Dr. Chatelain to your campus or community, consult this calendar first to determine her availability. She hopes to see you at her next event.

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Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Film Talk, "Bamboozled"

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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), SAAM presents Spike Lee’s biting comedy Bamboozled. This feature film takes a satirical look at the history of African American stereotypes in American culture, following a frustrated African American TV writer who pitches a blackface minstrel show in protest. To his surprise, the show becomes a hit. Marcia Chatelain, Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, will join us for a discussion following the screening. Rated R (135 minutes; 2000)

Earlier Event: January 24
Leadership Today
Later Event: February 7
Inclusive Teaching Workshop