John L Warfield Center

Faculty Book Talk: Dr. Helena Woodard

Mon, September 30, 2019 | Gordon-White Building (GWB) 2.206

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Faculty Book Talk: Dr. Helena Woodard

Join us as we celebrate Dr. Helena Woodard's new publication entitled, Slave Sites on Display: Reflecting Slavery's Legacy Through Contemporary Flash Moments.

In this work, Woodard examines how select modern-day slave sites can be understood as contemporary "flash" moments: specific circumstances and/or seminal events that bind the past to the present. Woodard exposes the complex connections between these slaves sites and the impact of race and slavery today. Though they differ from one another, all of these sites are displayed as slave memorials or monuments and function as high-profile tourist attractions. They interpret a story about the history of Atlantic slavery relative to the lived experiences of the diaspora slave descendants that organize and visit the sites.


She will discuss her new book with Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for Holy Names University.

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