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This March: Graduate Student Workshop with Tera Hunter at JHU

Please join the Sex and Slavery Lab, in conjunction with the 2017 Center for Africana Studies Symposium: Bound/UnBound: Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy, and Practice, for a graduate student workshop with Dr. Tera Hunter, Professor in the Departments of History and African American Studies at Princeton University.

Black Womanhood: The Syllabus

I’m super excited to share a draft of the syllabus for Black Womanhood, the course I’m teaching with Martha Jones this spring! See below for the list of readings and feel free to tweet at us (@jmjafrx and @marthasjones_) if you decide to read alongside us. We would love to hear from you.

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If your use abides by those guidelines–Awesome! Then we ask that you please cite us on your syllabus materials, analog and digital, like so: “This syllabus was adapted from the syllabus “Black Womanhood,” designed by Jessica Marie Johnson and Martha S. Jones, first taught Spring 2018 at Johns Hopkins University.”

Black womanhood readings with bonus images after the jump. Enjoy.


Moya Bailey’s Storify of the Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities Conference at William & Mary.

I delivered Thursday’s keynote. P. Gabrielle Foreman delivered the closing keynote. Marcia Chatelain gave a talk on Sunday morning. Pamela Z performed.

(Moya, we missed you)

Thank you Liz Losh for organizing an epic event. Experience it (or revisit) the events here:

Greene-Hayes and James’s “Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter” (The Black Scholar, Vol 47, No. 3, 2017) #BlackCodeStudies

Greene-Hayes, Ahmad, and Joy James. “Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter.” Black Code: Special Issue of The Black Scholar, edited by Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal, 47, no. 3 (July 3, 2017): 68–78.