Dr. Deborah Gray White, Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak at Georgia State University on Wednesday, April 24. Dr. White is the author of the groundbreaking historical study of female slavery, Ar’n’t I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South (1985; revised edition, 1999), and editor of the volume Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (2008).
Dr. White’s other publications include:
- Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans with Documents (2013; on order)
- Too Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994 (1999)
- Let My People Go: African Americans, 1804-1860 (1996; children’s book)
Dr. White is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Woodrow Wilson International Fellowship. Her current research focuses on mass marches and demonstrations in the 1990s as a means of exploring the history of the decade.
Dr. White’s talk at Georgia State University is titled: “Lost in the USA: Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality on the Eve of the Millennium.” Her talk is sponsored by Bedford/St. Martin’s, publishers of Freedom on My Mind. She will be speaking in the Georgia State University’s Speaker’s Auditorium in the Student Center, 44 Courtland Street, on Wednesday, April 24, at 5:00 pm.
This event is free and open to the public.