10th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon- Brownstones to Beloved: Diasporic Crossings in the Works of Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall
Africa & African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University
The 10th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon will recognize the work of two trailblazing Black women writers who have made groundbreaking contributions to the development of the African Diasporic literacy tradition. Both Marshall and Morrison have centered the role of women, not just as cultural bearers of the African presence in the Americas, but as key actors in the preservation of our cultural historiography, our hopes and dreams, our brilliance and virtuosity, our spirit of resilience and transformation against seemingly impossible odds.
Keynote Speaker Dr. Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University
Dr. Patricia Saunders, Associate Professor, University of Miami
Dr. Donette Francis, Associate Professor, University of Miami
Dr. Donna Aza Weir Soley, Associate Professor, Florida International University
Dr. Michael Grafals, Instructor, Florida International University
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