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Weaving together illuminating voices from the charter generation, To Walk About in Freedom, gives us a kaleidoscopic look at the lived experiences of emancipation and challenges us to think anew about the consequences of failing to reckon with the afterlife of slavery.
Carole Emberton, is associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo. A National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar, she is the author of the prize-winning Beyond Redemption. She has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Emberton will be in conversation with LaKisha Michelle Simmons , a historian of African American gender history specializing in Black girlhood, history of the family, southern history, history of sexuality, reproductive health and Black geographies in the 19th and 20th centuries. Simmons is the author of Crescent City Girls: The Lives of Young Black Women in Segregated New Orleans, which won the SAWH Julia Cherry Spruill Prize for best book in southern women's history and received Honorable Mention for the ABWH Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award for the best book in African American women's history. She is the co-editor of The Global History of Black Girlhood, scheduled to publish summer 2022.