Beverly Guy-Sheftall's "Queering Black Women's History"

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AtThe Graduate Center, CUNY Segal Theater
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365 5th Avenue
New York
The Graduate Center, CUNY Segal Theater
New York City (NY2981)
Tel 2017-12-14
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Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Beverly Guy-Sheftall's lecture will be followed by a special commemoration of Michele Wallace in honor of her retirement. Beverly Guy-Sheftall is the founding director of the Women's Research and Resource Center (1981) and Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies at Spelman College. Her most recent publication (SUNY Press, 2010) is an anthology co-edited with Johnnetta B. Cole, Who Should Be First: Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign. In 1983 she became founding co-editor of Sage: A Scholarly Journal of Black Women which was devoted exclusively to the experiences of women of African descent. She is the past president of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017). Michele Faith Wallace is a feminist author and daughter of artist Faith Ringgold.

She became famous in 1979 when, at age 27, she published Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman, a book in which she criticized black nationalism and sexism. Wallace earned her B.A. and M.A. in English from The City College of New York and has a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University. She is Professor of English at The City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The Lorde/Hemphill lecture commemorates the lives of the American poets, Audre Lorde (1934-1992) and Essex Hemphill (1957-1995) and encourages exciting scholarship and literary production within the communities to whom their poetry and prose spoke. Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Certificate Program.

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