Department of English

Helena Woodard: Faculty Book Talk

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

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Helena Woodard: Faculty Book Talk

Join us for conversation with Dr. Helena Woodard and Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy, Monday September 30th! 

Slave Sites on Display explores 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 slave 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.

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