25 Years

"The Third Moment of the Sun: Black Elders and Generational Politics in Early America"

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:30pm
Event Location: 
1210 Heller Hall

In this presentation, Professor Knight will use generation as a category of analysis to interpret early African-American history.  He will show how age was tied to labor and production in the early African-American experience; how elders shaped early African-American culture; how tensions, conflicts, and bridges arose between different generations of African-Americans; and how people used age to advance particular interests.  Drawing on written, visual, and audio materials from a wide range of sources, Professor Knight will argue that age mattered to black people in early America.

Professor Frederick Knight

1210 Heller Hall

Thursday, February 8, 2018

3:30 PM