This was our last event of the semester, and we appreciate everyone who took time from their busy schedules to join us. Prof. Kaplan delivered a fantastic talk about the White faces of the “Black Renaissance” in Harlem in the 20’s and 30’s, and how these women strove to break away from their constraining expectations society had for them. These were women who occasionally even left their lives behind to join the social movement (for instance, founding the NAACP), and left some impressive legacies. Prof. Kaplan’s book focused on 6 of these women, and her talk worked through some of these personalities.

In case you could not attend, please listen to the discussion and the excellent Q&A which followed in the video below.



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