Lunch and Learn with Dr. DaMaris B. Hill
Lecture | Seminar
Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact: Guest Services
Bring your lunch and join author Dr. DaMaris B. Hill for a conversation about her new book A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing.
From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, Dr. DaMaris B. Hill honors their experiences, with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era’s prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement–physical, social, intellectual–the threat of being bound was real, constant, and lethal.
In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, Dr. Hill presents bitter, unflinching history that artfully captures the personas of these captivating, bound yet unbridled African-American women. Dr. Hill’s passionate odes to Zora Neale Hurston, Lucille Clifton, Fannie Lou Hamer, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, and others also celebrate the modern-day inheritors of their load and light, binding history, author, and reader in an essential legacy of struggle.
*(The Sentencing Project)
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