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Combating Injustice Lecture and Public Dialogue

March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Dr. Marcia Chatelain, a historian of girls and girlhood in America, will discuss the role African American children have played in shaping the goals, strategies, and motivations for black activism during pivotal moments in history. Drawing upon her new book “South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration”, Chatelain will present an overview on how children have symbolized hope for the future, but sometimes complicated the way adults felt about the present. This lecture will challenge the audience to consider how children express their sense of citizenship and make demands on communities, schools, and families.

“Combating Injustice: A Public Dialogue” is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Offered in collaboration with the Roots Cultural Center, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the Newport Historical Society, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University.


March 19, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rhode Island Historical Society Aldrich House
110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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