Interracial Intimacy in Antebellum America: An Evening with Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Trudier Harris, Sharony Green, and Liza Ze-Winters

LouisaBlack and white Southerners have “known” each other for centuries in ways not easily discussed. This conversation brings together four women scholars who have carefully addressed the subject of how these two groups have “intimately,” and not just sexually, encountered one another in complex ways before the Civil War and beyond.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez, author of the New York Times bestseller Wench, joins Trudier Harris, Professor of English, University of Alabama, Sharony Green, Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama, and Lisa Ze-Winters, Associate Professor of English, Wayne State University. These scholars/writers have written work addressing the issue of intimacy across the color line in the years surrounding the Civil War.

This event is co-sponsored by University of Alabama’s New College, Departments of History, English, and Gender and Race Studies, UA Crossroads, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Summersell Center for the Study of the South.

Tuesday, January 26, 5 PM – 7 PM

Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, 620 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401