Writing Black Girlhood: How Race and Gender Informs Ideas About Age

  • Hood College Coblentz Seminar Room

Drawing upon her new book, South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration, Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Georgetown University, will discuss the role African American girls have played in shaping the goals, strategies and motivations for black activism during pivotal moments in U.S. history. Her talk, entitled Writing Black Girlhood: How Race and Gender Inform Our Ideas About Age, will also present an overview on how girls have symbolized hope for the future while sometimes complicating the way adults felt about the present.