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Imani Perry

Blackletter Law: Jurisprudence in the African American Imagination

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:30pm

Plant Science Building, 233

The Reuben A. and Cheryl Casselberry Munday Distinguished Lecture presents Imani Perry.

Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she is also affiliated with the Program in Law and Public Affairs, The University Center for Human Values and Jazz Studies. She is the author of the books: May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem, More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States, and Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop, and the forthcoming: Looking for Lorraine: The Radical and Radiant Life of Lorraine Hansberry and Vexy Thing: On Gender and Liberation. Perry writes book reviews for The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and has published scholarly articles in the fields of legal history, cultural studies and literary studies.

Akua Naru

A Conversation with Global Hip Hop Artist, Akua Naru

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:30pm

Africana Studies and Research Center, Multipurpose Room 

Please join Akua Naru and Professor Oneka LaBennett for an interesting and informative dialogue.

Akua Naru is a Hip Hop artist, producer, activist, and scholar, who theorizes the myriad experiences of Black women through rhyme along a sonic spectrum from Jazz to Soul.  She has released four albums: “...the journey aflame (2011)”, “Live & Aflame Sessions (2012)”, “The Miner’s Canary (2015)”, and “The Blackest Joy (2018)”--three on the label she co-founded, The Urban Era. 

Currently she is a Nasir Jones Fellow, Hutchins Center for African & African American Studies, Harvard University (2018-19).