Black History Month Lecture: Dr. Douglas Flowe on Uncontrollable Blackness

Tue, Feb 16, 2021, 10:00 PM GMT

The Department of History at the College of Charleston presents its inaugural Annual Black History Month Lecture with Dr. Douglas Flowe.

Please join the College of Charleston’s Department of History in welcoming Dr. Douglas Flowe for its inaugural Annual Black History Month Lecture, “Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York” on February 16 at 5:00PM. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this lecture and Q&A will be held online.

Douglas Flowe is an Assistant Professor of History at Washington University in St. Louis where he teaches courses on urban history, criminality, masculinity, and other subjects relating to race, crime, and gender. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and has recently published his first book, Uncontrollable Blackness: African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York (UNC Press). His work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Urban History and the Journal of African American History, and he is currently working on a second book that will trace the experiences of black inmates in the mid-twentieth century carceral state. Flowe is also a current member of the Urban History Association’s board of directors.

This event is organized and moderated by Elisa J. Jones and Shannon Eaves, Assistant Professors of History at the College of Charleston. In order to attend, please register by 5:00PM on February 15. Each ticketholder will receive an email from eventbrite with a link from Eventbrite one week before and the evening before the lecture on January 16. Be sure to check filtered folders if you cannot locate this email.

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