Friday, October 24, 2008

Princeton Professor to Speak on Marriage and Slavery in Lecture at UGA

Tera W. Hunter, Franklin Visiting Scholar and professor of history and African-American studies at Princeton University, will deliver a lecture titled “Until Death or Distance Do You Part: Marriage and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.

The lecture is open free to the public. It is part of the History Graduate Student Association Lecture Series.

Hunter’s research interests include the history of slavery and freedom, gender, the South and labor. Her forthcoming book is entitled “Until Death or Distance Do You Part”: Marriage and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century. Hunter’s first book: To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors after the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 1997) received several prizes including the H. L. Mitchell Award from the Southern Historical Association.

The event is sponsored by the Franklin College Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership, the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts, the department of history, Institute for Women’s Studies, Southern Historical Association, Institute for African American Studies and the History Graduate Student Association.

A book signing will follow the lecture.

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