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					                “Defining Freedom in African American History and Culture”
                          Sixth Annual New Perspectives Conference
                     The Triangle African American History Colloquium
                                      February 24-25, 2012
              The Institute for Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill

Friday, February 24

8:00 – 8:30: Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45: Opening Remarks                                     University Room

       Winston B. Crisp, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UNC-Chapel Hill
       Introduced by Lloyd Kramer, Chair of the History Department, UNC-Chapel Hill

9:00 – 11:00: Session #1 (Concurrent Panels)

Emancipation’s Meaning                                           University Room

       Peter Wood, Duke University, “The Coachman’s Brick: Celebrating Passage of the
        Thirteenth Amendment in Hillsborough, North Carolina”
    Matt J. Zacharias Harper, University of Central Arkansas, “Black Freedom as Apocalypse:
        Understanding the Prophetic and Millennial Meanings Given to Emancipation before and
        during the Civil War”
    Adam Domby, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “Celebrating Freedom at a Prison:
        Race, Emancipation, and Memory at Andersonville Day”
    Adrienne Dunn, Howard University, “A Glimmer of Hope: Charles N. Hunter and
        Emancipation Day Celebrations in Raleigh, North Carolina, 1870-1898”
Chair: Reginald Hildebrand, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History and
        Interim Director of the Institute for African American Research, University of North
        Carolina-Chapel Hill

Moving Around: Black Migration in the Search for Freedom         Incubator Room

       Mekala Audain, Rutgers University, “‘Where We May Be Received and Treated As
        Brothers’: Free Blacks in Mexican Tejas and the Republic of Texas, 1807 – 1845”
    Jill Baskin, University of Virginia, “Picturing Freedom’s Shores: The Visual Culture of
        African Americans in Liberia, 1821-1865”
    Christopher Cameron, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, “An Asylum for Liberty: Paul
        Cuffe, Prince Saunders, and the Black Emigration Movement”
Chair: Lisa Lindsay, Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

11:00 – 12:30: Lunch on your own

12:30 – 2:30: Session #2 (Concurrent Panels)

Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean                             University Room
Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas
       Bonnie Lucero, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “Prostitutes, Privates, and the
        Public: Freedom and the Female Body in Twentieth-Century Cuba”
    Neil Vaz, Howard University, “The African Dimensions of Julien Fedon’s Revolt in 1795
        Grenada”
    Markus Weise, Howard University, “Mutiny of the 8th West India Regiment and its Larger
        Ramifications”
Chair: Christienna Fryar, Visiting Instructor, Duke University

Black Veterans and Military Experience                              Incubator Room

       Erin R. Corrales-Diaz, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “‘And Not This Man?’: The
        Visual Culture of Wounded African American Civil War Veterans”
    Amanda Nagel, University of Mississippi, “Democracy and War: The First World War,
        African American Soldiers, and the NAACP”
    Benjamin Sperry, University of Ghana, “Returning Veterans, Cold War Propaganda and the
        Problematic Comparison of the African-American Freedom Struggle and the African
        Independence Movement”
Chair: Kenneth Janken, Professor of African and African American Studies, University of North
        Carolina-Chapel Hill

2:45 – 4:45: Session #3 (Concurrent Panels)

Reinterpreting Black Politics                                       University Room

       Cynthia J. Sadler, University of Memphis, “On the Wrong Side of Freedom: African
        American Informants and Allies of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission”
    Joshua D. Farrington, University of Kentucky, “Getting off the ‘Welfare Plantation’:
        Conservative Black Nationalism, the Meaning of Freedom, and Republican Politics in the
        Nixon Era”
    T. Evan Faulkenberry, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, “‘Telenegro!’: Reginald
        Hawkins, Black Power, and the 1968 North Carolina Gubernatorial Race"
Chair: Jerry Gershenhorn, Professor of History, North Carolina Central University

Contesting Jim Crow: Legal Challenges to Segregation                Incubator Room

       Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood, George Mason University, “‘We Do Not Care
        Particularly About the Skating Rinks’: African American Challenges to Public
        Accommodation Discrimination in Post-Reconstruction Boston, Massachusetts”
    Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Sam Houston State University, “‘Take a Stand For What You Believe’:
        The Early Battles of Joseph Jordan, Edward Dawley, and Leonard Holt, 1960-61”
    Charles H. Ford, Norfolk State University, “The Strange Resurrection of Massive Resistance:
        Jordan, Dawley, and Holt versus the Virginia Committee on the Offenses Against the
        Administration of Justice, 1961-62”
Chair: Geeta Kapur, Adjunct Professor of African and African American Studies, University of
        North Carolina-Chapel Hill
6:00: Keynote Address and Reception

       “‘The Rising Tide of Color’: Forging Freedom in the Age of the New Negro”
       Davarian L. Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies,
              Trinity College
       Introduction: W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History,
              University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
       Location: Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library

Saturday, February 25

8:00 – 8:30: Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30: Session #4 (Concurrent Panels)

Post-Civil Rights? Urban Development and Economic Justice           University Room

      Jessica Levy, University of Chicago, “‘The City Too Busy Growing To Hate’: Urban
       Development, White and Black Elites, and the International Civil Rights Legacy in Atlanta,
       Georgia, 1960-1996”
    Fidel M. Campet, Carnegie Mellon University, “Buildings for Change: Black Freedom
       Struggles and Housing in Pittsburgh, 1966-1973”
    Bill Reck, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “Investment and Inequality: Black
       Milwaukee and How Home Ownership Informed Responses to Demographic Change”
Chair: Maurice Hobson, Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, University of
       Mississippi

Sojourners of Freedom: Travelers and Their Conceptions of African American Freedom in the
United States and in African Diaspora, 1865-1930                   Incubator Room

       Hilary N. Green, Elizabeth City State University, “Destination African American Public
        Schools: Travelers, Travel Accounts, and African American Freedom in Richmond,
        Virginia”
    Charles V. Reed, Elizabeth City State University, “Sol Plaatje in a Trans-Atlantic British
        World”
    Tatiana Tagirova-Daley, Elizabeth City State University, “‘A Vagabond with a Purpose’:
        Claude McKay and His International Aspirations”
Chair: Robert Vinson, University Associate Professor for Teaching Excellence in History, The
        College of William and Mary

10:45 – 12:45: Session #5 (Concurrent Panels)

African American Women Organizers                                   University Room
Co-sponsored by the Working Group in Feminism and History

      Valerie Wade, Duke University, “The Least of These: Autonomy, Delinquent Youth, and the
       Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls”
       Anna S. Agbe-Davies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “Freedom is as Freedom
        Does: The Phyllis Wheatley Home for Girls in Archaeological Perspective”
    Ashley Farmer, Harvard University, “The Twain Has Met: Audley Moore and the Universal
        Association of Ethiopian Women, 1955-1963”
Chair: Valinda Littlefield, Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina

Militant Expressions of Freedom                                      Incubator Room

       Brad Proctor, Bates College, “‘From the Cradle to the Grave’: Black Militias, Incendiary
        Rhetoric, and African American Assertions of Freedom in Postemancipation South Carolina”
    Gregory Mixon, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, “Black Militiamen in Georgia,
        1865-1905: The Militia Company as an Instrument of Freedom”
    Douglas J. Flowe, University of Rochester, “‘Tell the Whole White World to Kiss My Ass’:
        Fantasy, Resistance, and the Black Hero, 1890-1911”
    Rebecka Rutledge Fisher, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “I Sing the Body Free:
        John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and the African American Ideal of Freedom”
Chair: David Silkenat, Assistant Professor of History, North Dakota State University

1:00 – 2:45: Undergraduate Panel (Lunch Provided)                    University Room

       Jason Brouster, Wayne State University, “Motor City Showdown: Police Brutality, Black
        Power, and the Rise of the Carceral State in Detroit”
    John Dembowski, Lewis University, “Freedmen to Farm Owners: Tracing Emancipated
        People's Varied Pathways to Land Ownership”
    Laurel Ashton, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “The University as a Non-
        Academic Workplace: Work and Organizing Experiences of UNC Housekeepers”
Chair: Jerma Jackson, Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

3:00 – 5:00: Session #6 (Concurrent Panels)

Freedom of Expression and Expressions of Freedom in Black Music University Room

      Christopher J. Wells, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, "'High-hatting Hot Harlem':
       the Kansas City Sound and the Policing of Musical 'Blackness'"
    Anthony Pratcher, University of Pennsylvania, “It’s All Black, It’s All Us: Watch the Throne
       and the Shifting Landscape of Hip-Hop”
    Amanda Bellows, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “‘No Language Like Song:’
       Concepts of Freedom in the Music of African-American Slaves and Russian Serfs”
Chair: Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of African and African American Studies, Duke University

The Significance of Educational Institutions in the Black Freedom Struggle   Incubator Room

      Brian McClure, University of Memphis, “A League of Their Own: Historically Black
       Colleges and Universities and Economic Development in Western Tennessee and Eastern
       North Carolina, 1865-1915”
      Ruthie Yow, Yale University, “Losing Lemon Street, Seeking the Freedom to Choose: Black
       Mariettans and School Desegregation”
       Jon N. Hale, College of Charleston, “The Struggle Begins Early: Head Start and the
        Mississippi Freedom Movement”
Chair: Katherine Mellen Charron, Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University

5:15: Closing Remarks and Presentation of Paper Prize                       University Room

				
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