Flyer for the virtual lecture. Photo on right of Dr. Dennie standing with a green field in the background, text of the flyer is the same as the text on this page.

CHB Virtual Lecture: Black Women's Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century


Join the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum virtually on September 29 as Dr. Nneka Dennie examines Black women's roles in shaping Black radical thought during the nineteenth century. Particular attention will be devoted to how Maria Stewart, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper analyze abolition, emigration, and women's suffrage.

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Nneka D. Dennie is an Assistant Professor of History, core faculty in Africana Studies, and affiliate faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington and Lee University. Currently, she holds a Mellon Just Transformations Fellowship in the Center for Black Digital Research at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Dennie earned her PhD in African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and completed her BA in Political Science with Honors in Africana Studies at Williams College. As a Black feminist scholar specializing in African American intellectual history, her courses examine race and gender in the United States and the Caribbean. Dr. Dennie’s research examines Black feminism and Black intellectual history, with an emphasis on nineteenth-century Black women thinkers. She is currently working on two books, Re-defining Radicalism: The Rise of Black Feminism and the Politics of Respectability in the Nineteenth Century and Mary Ann Shadd Cary: Essential Writings of a 19th-Century Black Radical Feminist. Dr. Dennie is also the president and co-founder of the Black Women’s Studies Association.