2024 Deborah Gray White Conference

Location:
Rutgers Academic Building West Wing
Room 2400
15 Seminary Place New Brunswick, NJ 08901

 

Reclaiming Black Women’s Lives:
A Symposium Honoring the Intellectual Work of Deborah Gray White

PANELS

Thursday, March 21

12:45 - 1:15 PM Symposium Opening: Welcomes

1:15 - 2:30 PM PANEL 1
“Breaking the Silences: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower.”

  • Moderator: Sharon Harley, University of Maryland College Park
  • Brenda Stevenson, St. John’s College University of Oxford
  • Crystal Feimster, Yale University
  • Wanda Hendricks, University of South Carolina, Professor Emerita

2:30 -  2:45 PM BREAK

2:45 - 4:15 PM PANEL 2
“The Art and Practice of Institution Building: African American History at Rutgers.”

  • Moderator: Kim Butler, RU New Brunswick
  • Scarlet and Black: Kendra Boyd, RU Camden
  • Postdoc 2014-15: D’Weston Haywood, Hunter College CUNY
  • History Department: Nancy Hewitt, RU New Brunswick, Professor Emerita
  • RCHA/Black Atlantic: Carolyn Brown, RU New Brunswick

4:30 - 5:00 PM BREAK

5:00 - 6:30 PM Keynote
"Sister Scholar and Heavy Loads: Archives, History, and Mentorship in the Work of Deborah Gray White"
Jennifer Morgan, New York University

6:30 - 7:30 PM Reception

 

Friday, March 22

10:00 - 11:15 AM Panel 3
Ar'n’t I a Woman- “More History than Myth:” Rethinking Black Women, Gender, and Slavery.

  • Moderator: Marisa Fuentes, RU New Brunswick
  • Stephanie Jones-Rogers, UC Berkeley
  • Deirdre Cooper Owens, University of Connecticut
  • Daina Ramey Berry, UC Santa Barbara

11:15 - 12:45 PM Panel 4
“In Defense of Themselves:” Black Women, Activism, and Organizing

  • Moderator: Francille Rusan Wilson,  University of Southern California
  • Crystal Sanders, Emory University
  • Rhonda Williams, Wayne State University
  • Kellie Carter-Jackson, Wellesley College
  • Shennette Garrett-Scott, Tulane University

12:45 - 2:00 PM Lunch

2:00 - 3:15 PM Panel 5
“Writing the Past…Conjuring the Future: Black Women’s History in the 21st Century.”

  • Moderator: Erica Dunbar, RU New Brunswick
  • Ula Taylor, UC Berkeley
  • Tera Hunter, Princeton University
  • Thavolia Glymph, Duke University
  • Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University

3:15 - 3:30PM Break

3:30 - 5:00PM Keynote
"Deborah Gray White: Scholar, Citizen, Midtown New Yorker."
Keynote Speaker
Nell Painter, Princeton University, Professor Emerita

Sponsors:
Rutgers History Department
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History Deborah Gray White
Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice
The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
Co-organizers