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Hollis Robbins — African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
November 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dr. Hollis Robbins is currently a Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, is a member of the humanities faculty of Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, where she served for three years as the Director of the Africana Studies Programl. She is co-editor, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of a landmark new anthology from Penguin Classics: The Portable 19th-Century African American Women Writers. Join Dr. Robbins for a fascinating look at these writers who took pen to paper during some of America’s most tumultuous times, in the very building where one such writer lived as a young, enslaved woman: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly.