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Black Girls and Their Needlework in Early America
November 2 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
11th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture
Dr. Kelli Racine Barnes joins us to discuss the lives and experiences of Black girls during the late 1700s and early 1800s in the northeastern United States by examining the needlework they created. By using material culture as primary evidence, the needlework provides valuable clues about the lives of these Black girls in northern cities during the antebellum period. Dr. Barnes highlights the importance of centering Black girls as historical subjects to better understand American history, the history of education in the United States, the history of sampler-making, and the world history of embroidery.
This forum is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.
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